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Networking Guide for Bloggers: Why It Is Important (Part 1)

Networking Guide for Bloggers: Why It Is Important (Part 1) | Social Media (network, technology, blog, community, virtual reality, etc...) | Scoop.it

The first part of a series of five articles on the social networking today. This is a very interesting guide that will give you lots of useful information on the subject. [note mg]

 

In today’s blogosphere a lot of discussion is going on about various aspects of positioning and growing a blog. Even though the space gets more and more crowded every day, and the game is changing constantly, there are still some things everyone tells you to do – things considered as mandatory for any kind of success.

 

Among various aspects of promotion, advertising, search engine optimization, social media, and all kinds of other stuff lies the need of contacting other, fellow bloggers, and being in touch with people in general.

 

Read more: http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/networking-guide-for-bloggers-why-networking-important/


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10 tips to get the most out of Pinterest for your business

10 tips to get the most out of Pinterest for your business | Social Media (network, technology, blog, community, virtual reality, etc...) | Scoop.it

You search new ways to improve your online visibility or/and business contacts. Pinterest seems be a good way to achieve this objective. To know more about this subject and the various possibilities, this article will give you a lot of insights. [note Martin Gysler]

 

Now that we’ve given you the ultimate guide on how to get started with Pinterest, it’s worth taking a look at how businesses can put the social networking world’s darling to work for them.

 

Before taking a look at how you can put Pinterest to work for you, it’s worth looking at why you shouldn’t be ignoring Pinterest. First and foremost, the numbers speak louder than anything else. In the past six months, visits to Pinterest grew by 4000%, receiving an amazing 11 million hits in just one week.

 

Pinterest has also proved to be a great way to drive traffic to your site, and in some cases, has out-performed Facebook. 

 

Read more: http://thenextweb.com/socialmedia/2012/01/20/10-tips-to-get-the-most-out-of-pinterest-for-your-business/


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Answers to 43 Questions About Search, Social, Content, Conversions and More

Answers to 43 Questions About Search, Social, Content, Conversions and More | Social Media (network, technology, blog, community, virtual reality, etc...) | Scoop.it

A great post about various subject as: SEO, Content Management, Conversions and a lot more. Very interesting. [note Martin Gysler]

 

I was clearly under-prepared for the amazing responses. In order to tackle such a magnitude of great questions, I'm giving myself some rules for replies.

If I don't have a good answer, I won't tackle the question. For example, Nathaniel Deal asked a good one on .NET viewstates impacting SEO, and while I'd love to reply, I don't know enough about them to provide solid suggestions. No answer can be longer than two paragraphs (plus maybe an explanatory image/graphic). Everyone who asked a great question gets their tweet embedded in this post (using Twitter's nice, new embed functionality), which also gives a spiffy followed link to their tweet. Where possible, I'll provide links to content for more detail so those who are particularly interested can follow up.

Let's get started!

 

Read more: http://mz.cm/xHy0p6


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Ken Morrison's comment, January 25, 2012 8:31 PM
HI Martin.
Thanks for sharing.
I really like the new Twitter embed feature. Unfortunately, I must note that it does not work well for text-to-speech because It constantly repeats the original tweet. Tiny flaw. More importantly, there is some great wisdom in this articles.
Renato Xavier - www.renatoxavier.com's comment, January 26, 2012 9:27 AM
Hey, Do you know about the challenge of SEO here in Brazil. The distpute is fierce for the term "katipsoi zunontee". http://www.renatoxavier.com/katipsoi-zunontee It is in Portuguese but you can use the translate.
Martin Gysler's comment, January 26, 2012 1:13 PM
Hi Ken,
You're welcome! I'm glad you like this post and that it is useful for you. I have not tested yet the text-to-speech fonction, but, I like this kind of acrticle and it contain a lot of interesting insights that we can use!
Cheers!
Martin
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Social Media Networking Explodes on Mobile Devices

Social Media Networking Explodes on Mobile Devices | Social Media (network, technology, blog, community, virtual reality, etc...) | Scoop.it

This article by Athony Carranza for examiner.com details a recently released study by the internet marketing Research Company, comScore, which reveal the extent to which social media usage has skyrocketed on mobile devices in 2011.

 

Here's what you need to know:

 

**72 million Americans accessed social networking sites and blogs on mobile devices with 37 percent upsurge in access..

 

**“Social media is one of the most popular and fastest growing mobile activities, reaching nearly one third of all U.S. mobile users,” said Mark Donovan, comScore senior vice president for mobile.

 

“This behavior is even more prevalent among smartphone owners with three in five accessing social media each month,

 

**highlighting the importance of apps and the enhanced functionality of smartphones to social media usage on mobile devices.”

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

**Social media and mobility have paved the way for innovation and transformed communications like no other time in history.

 

**Businesses and marketers will have field day continuing to aim their services through these new channels and capitalize on understanding its audience behavior.

 

Curated by JanLGordon covering "The Explosion of the Mobile Web & Beyond"

 

http://www.examiner.com/

 


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11 Guaranteed Ways to Get Others to Retweet Your Content

11 Guaranteed Ways to Get Others to Retweet Your Content | Social Media (network, technology, blog, community, virtual reality, etc...) | Scoop.it

After creating content -- whether it's a blog post, an ebook, a webinar, or a video -- it's important to promote that content through social media channels.

 

And when you do promote that content in social media, you cross your fingers that it generates a ton of shares, tweets, and interaction. For the sake of Twitter, if you follow a few simple best practices, more people are likely to retweet and spread the distribution of your content, giving it a much broader reach and a better opportunity to get found by a new audience of prospective customers beyond your direct followers. Marketers should know how to retweet the right way, but it's also critical for them to learn how to get others to retweet their content, too.

 

11 Tips for Getting People to Retweet Your Content...


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Martin Gysler's comment, December 20, 2011 10:43 AM
Thanks Tom, I'm glad that you like it :-). Have you seen the new post I published on Billboards?
Tom George's comment, December 20, 2011 3:12 PM
Hey Martin,

Hey the new post was great and I was happy to share it. Thanks. I have some new updates on the site you might like.
Martin Gysler's comment, December 20, 2011 3:50 PM
Hey Tom, Cool, I'm glad! OK, I'll take a look tomorrow, today it's a bit late 10PM and I have not finish my work from today... Cheers!
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How to Network Successfully

How to Network Successfully | Social Media (network, technology, blog, community, virtual reality, etc...) | Scoop.it

Networking is a huge component of being a successful entrepreneur. When you’re working alone or you’re a small business owner, you don’t get to enjoy working with a lot of colleagues. You have to put yourself out there in order to find more people to work with and work for. You may have previously turned down networking events such as conferences, happy hours, and trade shows, but you’re missing out on valuable contacts. Maybe you’re afraid you’ll fail, but networking is a lot easier than you may think. Here are a few tips on networking successfully:

 

Don’t Try to Go to Everything

One of the best things to keep in mind when you’re networking is not to stretch yourself too thin. There’s literally an event going on everyday, and you simply don’t need to go to them all...


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12 Most Twitterific Reasons to Participate in Tweet Chats

12 Most Twitterific Reasons to Participate in Tweet Chats | Social Media (network, technology, blog, community, virtual reality, etc...) | Scoop.it

Keeping up with every new social media tool is like trying to catch the wind. Impossible. It reminds me of my old expense account days in the 80’s, when I was single, and we made sport of finding and trying the hottest new restaurant. That was easy compared with the onslaught of new tech hitting us so often, so much, and so without parallel in human history.

 

What to do? Well, we all must make choices. For the longest time, I resisted Twitter. Now I can’t live without it. I also resisted going Mac. I even resisted an iPhone. Now, I’m Apple all the way.


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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 | Social Media (network, technology, blog, community, virtual reality, etc...) | 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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25 Modi di Usare Pinterest per Promuovere il tuo Blog e il tuo Brand

25 Modi di Usare Pinterest per Promuovere il tuo Blog e il tuo Brand | Social Media (network, technology, blog, community, virtual reality, etc...) | Scoop.it

Presentato nel 2010, il “social network delle ispirazioni” ha vissuto in questi ultimi mesi una crescita di accessi semplicemente vertiginosa, in grado di portarlo fianco a fianco di colossi ben più noti come Google Plus, LinkedIn e Youtube in quanto a traffico generato come sito referente.


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How Brands Can Manage Facebook Comment Overload

How Brands Can Manage Facebook Comment Overload | Social Media (network, technology, blog, community, virtual reality, etc...) | Scoop.it
Large-scale waves of Facebook comments can come at any time, for a variety of reasons. Try these steps for effective comment management.

 

Human beings are social by nature, and not surprisingly, we choose to spend much of our talkative time on Facebook.

 

Comscore released data in December 2011 that showed Facebook is virtually synonymous with social media. Worldwide, people spend three out of every four minutes of their total social networking time on Facebook.

 

Check out the recent comment counts on nearly any major Facebook brand Page — the numbers get big very quickly. Disney’s image of Happy, the dwarf from Snow White earned over 1,600 comments at the time of publication. Coca-Cola asked fans whether they have ice-cold Cokes in their fridges – 2,170+ comments.

 

Read more: http://mashable.com/2012/01/26/facebook-comment-overload/


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3 Ways to Use YouTube to Drive Traffic to Your Website

3 Ways to Use YouTube to Drive Traffic to Your Website | Social Media (network, technology, blog, community, virtual reality, etc...) | Scoop.it
Are you wondering how to get people from YouTube to your website?

 

Are you looking for ideas to move people from watchers to clickers? Keep reading to learn how.

 

Why YouTube for Traffic?

 

With an impressive three billion daily views, this video-sharing platform stakes its claim as the world’s second-largest search engine (behind Google) and is considered the third most-visited website in the world. Think YouTube is only for Justin Bieber fans? Think again...

 

As a marketer, there’s an absolutely incredible potential with YouTube if you deploy the right strategy. Imagine each of your videos as “mini websites.”

 

First, your content can get found from within YouTube itself.


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Analyzing The New Twitter Redesign And What It Means For Users

Analyzing The New Twitter Redesign And What It Means For Users | Social Media (network, technology, blog, community, virtual reality, etc...) | Scoop.it

The redesign that Twitter has undergone this time around is a marked shift from the past. Up until now, Twitter had stuck to its design elements and at most had tweaked them for better usability. This time though, the changes are significant and going by the number of changes that we see, brands as well as users are in for a big surprise and could radically change the way the micro-blogging site is used on an everyday basis.

 

With over 100 million users and the competition heating up, the change was imminent and perhaps arrives at the time when advertisers are warming up to the idea of advertising on Twitter. The site has grown 25% since October and has in fact become a featured application on both the iPad and the iPhone...


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Shirley Williams (appearoo.com/ShirleyWilliams)'s comment, December 21, 2011 10:30 AM
Nice article. Good Find Martin.
Martin Gysler's comment, December 21, 2011 10:38 AM
Thanks Shirley :-)
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The Most Effective Tools To Enrich Reader Engagement On Your Site

The Most Effective Tools To Enrich Reader Engagement On Your Site | Social Media (network, technology, blog, community, virtual reality, etc...) | Scoop.it

What do we mean when talking about reader engagement? Well, in terms of blogging the first things that come to mind are comments, sharing, questions, conversion rates. To sum up we could compare reader engagement with building a community. A community where readers care about each other, where action doesn’t stop after reading the final paragraph and where exciting discussions are born. Unfortunately, good content and neat design aren’t the only factors which affect reader engagement. You need to learn to focus readers attention and start a conversation. Developing an engagement is a win-win situation. Your visitors will want to explore more and join the conversation but you, as the publisher, will be looking at higher conversion rates.

 

Gamification is a whole branch in reader engagement which brings together game mechanics and marketing to create engagement and solve problems. What do we understand with game mechanics from a web standpoint? Well, that doesn’t necessarily has to be the traditional online games as we are used to seeing them...


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jeevanand's curator insight, July 3, 2013 3:17 PM

Does outbrain really increase reader engagement? In most of the sites i hv seen Outbrain (taboolaa and similar others), they show quite unrelated and random stuff!

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10 Ways to Get More ReTweets

10 Ways to Get More ReTweets | Social Media (network, technology, blog, community, virtual reality, etc...) | Scoop.it

Do you want more Twitter traffic? Well who doesn’t. One of the best ways to get more Twitter traffic is to get more retweets… but you already know that.

 

But do you know how to get more retweets? Other than the basic things like write great content or add Twitter buttons to your website there has to be advanced ways to get more retweets, right?

 

Well there is! Here are 10 ways to get more retweets:...


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ThinkUp 1.0: Reclaim your tweets and Facebook posts

ThinkUp 1.0: Reclaim your tweets and Facebook posts | Social Media (network, technology, blog, community, virtual reality, etc...) | 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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Thanks for the share :)
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Five Social Media Trends for 2012

Five Social Media Trends for 2012 | Social Media (network, technology, blog, community, virtual reality, etc...) | Scoop.it

It’s that most wonderful time of the year … time to predict the future as we close out the year! I think my 2011 social media predictions were pretty solid, so I’m going to take another stab at it for 2012. Here are the five social media trends I think marketers need to be aware of in the next year as we grow and change along with technology and consumer demand.

 

Content Marketing

 

Content curation was so last year. In 2012 we’re going broader; we’ll be talking about a marketing discipline called “Content Marketing.” It’s actually not all that new; in fact, some social media pundits have been talking about it for years. But 2012 is the year content marketing is hits the social media trends list and the mainstream, because content marketing is now a concept that executives can finally sink their teeth into...


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