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Social Media Marketing's Top 10 Benefits via Forbes

Social Media Marketing's Top 10 Benefits via Forbes | Social Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it

Ten Benefits of Social Media Marketing

1. Increased Brand Recognition.

2. Improved brand loyalty.

3. More Opportunities to Convert.

4. Higher conversion rates.

5. Higher Brand Authority.

6. Increased Inbound Traffic.

7. Decreased Marketing Costs

8. Better Search Engine Rankings

9. Richer Customer Experiences.

10. Improved Customer Insights

Martin (Marty) Smith's insight:

I agree with 9 out of 10. I don't think social media, done right, lowers your marketing costs (#7). Maybe eventually, and eventually is in three years or more when your social engine is really tuned, you might sort of lower costs.

More likely you costs will shift from paying for robots to paying for people. We think that is a GREAT trend consistent with the say we see he web moving (from traffic acquisition to creating cherished and valued experience).

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Social Media Marketing's Top 10 Benefits via Forbes

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Social Media Marketing's Top 10 Benefits via Forbes

Stephen Van Delinder's curator insight, August 12, 2014 11:43 AM

I agree with Marty (@ScentTrail) on this one. Social Media Marketing will probably not lower your costs if you are doing it correctly. The rest of this is spot on. Your competition may or may not already be utilizing social, but either way it is something you need to be doing. The real beauty is customer availability, whether your competition is social or not, virtually all of your customers are. Social gives you the opportunity to start a dialogue with them in real time where they already are in a non-intrusive way. When used correctly, the results can far exceed this list of 10. 

 

Companies also have more opportunities to be creative when outreaching on social. Traditional email outreach open rates are typically around 20% depending on the industry (http://support2.constantcontact.com/articles/FAQ/2499); but I've conducted guerrilla outreach on social platforms that exceeded 90% response rates. There's really no reason not to utilize social in a B2C model. 

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Power of Community: World Online Time Infographic - AllTwitter

Power of Community: World Online Time Infographic - AllTwitter | Social Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it
How The World Spends Its Time Online [INFOGRAPHIC]
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I assume by "portals" they mean Yahoo, Wikipedia & dating sites such as eHarmony. Portals are part search, part social and part community. The power of community in the new ecommerce and content marketing can't be over estimated.

This is why our Triangle Startup Factory funded startup called Curagami (http://www.curagami.com) is so focused on conversations and the future value they bring.

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Life After Google: Why Google Isn't Growing & More PAIN Ahead [ + exclusive chart link]

Life After Google: Why Google Isn't Growing & More PAIN Ahead [ + exclusive chart link] | Social Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it

"Google’s growth is ultimately limited by the population of users and that itself is a predictable number."

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We wrote about this last week on G+ (https://plus.google.com/102639884404823294558/posts/i8GsS6piTdz ) with a graph showing Year over Year Google search growth slowing as smartphone and social media adoption goes crazy.

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Creating Community: 3 Great Tips From 2 Years as Scoop.it's Community Manager via @ alleygreer #cmgr

Creating Community: 3 Great Tips From 2 Years as Scoop.it's Community Manager via @ alleygreer #cmgr | Social Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it

Marty Note
This is a great post from Alley Greer Scoop.it's Community Manager on the eve of her 2 year anniversary. Since are are all "Community Managers" now whether we know it or not Alley's post is a #mustread.

Alley's Tips:

1. When In doubt, ASK & Check In. 

2. We're All Humans (translated Alley is saying breakdown the barriers between YOU and THEM).

3. Be Transparent.

Alley shared a great stat. Once she adopted transparency via asking instead of assuming and checking in she was able to double the size of the community she manages (Scoopiteers). 

Asking and checking in creates community. When you begin to remove barriers between you and your customers good things happen just ask Alley :). M  

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How to Use Tweet Chats to Build Dynamic Online Communities - Curatti

How to Use Tweet Chats to Build Dynamic Online Communities - Curatti | Social Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it
If who you follow is a key to deriving value from your social networking activities (and it is!), the better you do it for your own purposes, the more you’ll benefit.
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I've been involved ina few "Tweet Chats" and didn't really understand them. Great Curatti.com post here from fellow "editor of chaos" @AnastasiaAshman on the "inside baseball" knowledge needed to turn a "tweet chat" into an effective online marketing tool.

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Lessons In Creating & Protecting Scaled Community TED Talk via Twitter's Del Harvey @delbius

When hundreds of thousands of Tweets are fired every second, a one-in-a-million chance — including unlikely sounding sounding scenarios that could harm users...


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When a 1 in a million thing happens 500 times a day, there are not 500,000,000 tweets a day, you have to think in scale as Del Harvey explains in her excellent TED Talk. Community demands a proactive stance or, as Harvey explains, having someone think about and prevent catastrophe.

"I pause and think, how could all of this go horribly wrong?" The idea of visualizing catastrophe is a must when one in a million happens 500 times a day.

Great example of how a community manager must think "in scale" and create "smart protections" that help without hindering.


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Klout: How Social Media Helps Build Your Business

Klout: How Social Media Helps Build Your Business | Social Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it
Klout has become a valuable resource for major brands and businesses looking to maximize their influence through social platforms. Here are some reasons your business should consider using this free online service.
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Great share from my G+ friend Mike Alton. Many cast aspersions on Klout as an idea. I don't. Klout is what helps us SEE into the social radar. Like any "modeled" number your Klout score will go up and down, but THAT is valuable information.

To deny Klout is to deny the importance of social media and such denial is becoming increasingly crazy.

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A Radical Idea - There Is No NEW SEO @Scenttrail Explains

A Radical Idea - There Is No NEW SEO @Scenttrail Explains | Social Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it

In recent years, marketers and company owners could approach SEO and its value to Google and other search engines by producing quality, relevant content that would interest their audience. Unfortunately, with the rise of dishonest PageRank practices, it seems that producing that same quality, relevant content is no longer the most effective way to rank in the search engine arena.


Read more at: http://www.business2community.com/seo/new-rules-search-engine-optimization-infographic-0793054#!xCI7Y


Via Antonino Militello, Jack Varnell
Martin (Marty) Smith's insight:

Just got a great tweet from Jack Varnell:

Jack Varnell @jackvarnell 2m

@ScentTrail - Agreed but it is all taxonomy. Could also say there will ALWAYS be new #SEO http://sco.lt/6jc0iP  via @scoopit #SEO


AGREE with Jack. The way he says it the emphasis is where it belongs - on the constant sea of change as Google and everyone else iterates code daily and hourly some day soon.

Radical SEO Idea

In 2003 I climbed up on a soapbox and tried to sell my Direct Marketing bosses on content marketing. They knew content because they paid BIG BUCKS to copywriters.

DM writers seemed to have a magic wand. They could tell a story that motivated people open their mail and call the call center. Today we need so much less WORK from our customers and yet achieving that "less work" is so much harder.

My radical idea is THERE IS NO "NEW SEO".

I'm not saying that half of this infographic (the new half) isn't helpful. It is helpful, but the idea of comparison is a) moot and b) not as dramatic as this comparison makes it feel and seem.

Understanding the WHY and WHAT is moot. The new SEO simply IS and they have a solid presentation of the "new SEO" here. The problem is boiling the new SEO down to an infographic chart with little boxes denies the interconnection between each of these pieces of sinew and the highly dynamic nature of this new mobile social web.

Mobile and social are dancing on a fire. One hand of the dancer, the hand holding the phone, pours gas on the fire even as the other hand, the social hand, tries to share the very HOT experience.

SO, focus on one side of this infographic and don't get caught up in why, how, who. Focus on how the new SEO is a tapestry and your marketing may need a massive RETHINK to play well with the new constantly and quickly changing Google.

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9Dotstrategies's curator insight, February 27, 2014 10:12 PM

Search Engine Optimization: SEO New Rules  (Infographic) #seo #new #rules

Go Viral Exposure's curator insight, March 3, 2014 9:54 AM

Here is a different look on #seo http://buff.ly/MImAdH , #patowings showing an infographic based post on sea vs new seo. Enjoy the read !!

Pallab Kakoti's curator insight, March 26, 2014 7:06 AM

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16 Tips, Tools,Tricks To Build Community On Pinterest

16 Tips, Tools,Tricks To Build Community On Pinterest | Social Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it
Getting started with pinterest marketing, that has grown to over 70 million users, can be tough. Here's the beginners guide to pinterest marketing:

Via Peg Corwin
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I'm building community faster on Pinterest THAN ANY OTHER Social Net including Scoop.it, Twitter and G+. Pinterest stands on the vanguard of the next generation of visual marketing. I had highly successful real estate broker in Boston, my friend @Bill Gassett soon to be a CrowdFunde partner, tell me he gets more traffic from Pinterest THAN ANY OTHER social net. 

Makes sense to use this amazing tool is what I'm thinking.  

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Peg Corwin's curator insight, February 2, 2014 10:25 AM

Rev up PINTEREST MARKETING with these tips, tools and strategies...


 - Create a business page

 - GIFs

 - Rich pins

 - Emphasize the current season with your boards

 - Tall graphics

 - Use tools...

 - Have fun...

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The 4 Cs of Social Media | Infographic

The 4 Cs of Social Media | Infographic | Social Marketing Revolution | Scoop.it
The 4 C’s of Social Media illustrates how tech buyers and marketers are currently using social media, and how these four strategies can be used to g
Martin (Marty) Smith's insight:

Quick what are the 4 Cs of Social Media Marketing? If you guessed:

* Content. 
* Conversations.

* Community.

* Connection.


You win a cookie. I would toss in another C - CONVERSION since good luck getting anyone to convert in the not to distant future if you aren't RICH in social media assets. 

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Jesús Hernández's comment, May 17, 2013 5:59 PM
You are right!!
Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, May 17, 2013 7:47 PM
Yes if life and Internet marketing was only as simple as they appear in an infographic :).M
Charles Mungai's curator insight, May 18, 2013 1:50 AM

Awesome piece on Social Media