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Nothing is forever and the rise of Google plus begs the question When will Facebook be dethroned? MySpace lasted 5 years as the king of social networks until 2007 after launching in 2002. So how is Google+ growing and will it overtake Facebook?
Via Jonha Revesencio
The Social Landscape of 2011 [Infographic]...
The year 2011 is safely behind us, and it looks like the future of social media is all downhill from here. It seems the bigger companies are consolidating, either by buying out competitors or enhancing their own services. This new Infographic looks at the major events of 2011
If you are looking to track, monitor, manage and optimize different key social media-related perfomance indicators you probably some kind of dashboard where to do this work.
In this well-organized collection by Barry Hurd you can find anything from the very basic to the most sophisticared solutions at your disposal.
Via Robin Good
I selected this post written by Elad Gil because not only was it interesting and timely, but the comments from his readers were equally as valuable. So many different social curation platforms emerging, Pinterest is one to watch.......
Social Content Curation As The Next Big Thing
The most interesting wave hitting the social web in 2012 is social curation. This was kicked off in 2011 as Pinterest's growth was noticed by Silicon Valley and a number of companies quickly followed suit -
**Snip.It launched as a social information curation platform, Quora adopted boards for a similar purpose, and Fab.com launched a structured social commerce feed.
There's so much information in this post, here's the takeaway. I would love to hear your comments about this next wave......
2012 Will Be The Year of Curated Sets
**Just as the first wave of social media has transformed the consumption of information, this next wave of social curation will fundamentally change how users find and interact with content over time.
Curated by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Media and Beyond
Read full article here: [http://bit.ly/lK0ZHi]
SEO is evolving into what could be called Social Media Optimizing and will do so as long as business's with websites realize the need to get visible in the top search engines like Google, Bing, and Yahoo.
SEO and Social Media Promotion as a marketing investment would be vitally necessary for website promotion for better standing in the SERP, as such investments should turn profitable within a short period while its returns can be long lasting.
Here 7 Point Checklist for Search Engine Ranking:
1. Keyword specific Domain Name
2. Keyword Research and Optimal Onsite Distribution
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...All in all, Americans spent a heady 53.5 billion minutes on Facebook in 2011 – predominately so they could stay in touch with friends and family.
This and more can be found in this infographic from Schools.com, which takes a closer look at what Americans are getting out of social networks.
Via Greg C Viloria
Image by Sean MacEntee via Flickr Sean is a young guy in his first agency, hired because he understands social, right? Carrie is a little older and has worked in marketing for nearly a decade.
How do these people find help?
Social media skills are becoming extremely important to employees, yet I think there is a very significant skills gap here.
Via maxOz, Level343
Have you ever felt troubled when trying to add a stunning custom tab to your page but don’t know how? Since last year, I had found several that works great in providing sub-tabs and some with fan gate options. Today, it’s all about templates and widgets! Wouldn’t it be great if you can add one of these facebook applications together with some from 23+ Facebook Page applications to improve fans engagement? After all, it’s all about trial and error. Let’s head right to the facebook apps:
7 Killer Tab Customizers for Facebook Pages
Via Tom George, ABroaderView
"Le tue foto, i tuoi amici, il tuo mondo...
La Ricerca Google ha sempre avuto lo scopo di farvi trovare i risultati migliori. Talvolta si tratta di risultati pubblici provenienti dal Web, mentre altre volte si tratta di vostri contenuti personali o di materiale condiviso con voi da persone che vi interessano. Queste persone meravigliose e questi ricchi contenuti personali attualmente non sono inclusi nella vostra esperienza di ricerca. La ricerca..."
'Last year, Google CEO Larry Page promised to "bake identity and sharing into all of our products'.
Now for the biggest Google product of all: Search.
Google today will start highlighting private social network content in search results by default for logged-in users.
It will also displace some prominent screen space normally reserved for advertising, in order to promote relevant social networking profiles.
Via Antonino Militello
A visual representation of the differences between Right-Brain and Left-Brain marketers.
Psychologists and personality theorists have long believed there to be differences between the right and the left side of the brain.
The right side of your brain is responsible for creativity, while the left side handles the details and implementation.
The left side is analytical while the right side is artistic.
As a marketer, the type of thinker you are guides the campaigns you design. So what type of marketer are you?
shortText.com is a simple tool to post text online, with minimum fuss. You type your own text and you can publish it instantly, including links to images or videos, to a real web page.
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Warning: once you post something, is posted. No way to swtich back.
shortText also allows you to reduce the size of any text to 140 characters so that you can post it on Twitter. It does so by keeping the long text on shortText.com.
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