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How To Get More Out of Triberr

How To Get More Out of Triberr | Social Media (network, technology, blog, community, virtual reality, etc...) | Scoop.it

Triberr’s Mantra

 

Triberr’s mantra (or mission statement, if you went to business school :-p ) is to help bloggers be succesful.

 

And to bloggers, “successful” means three things:

Content distribution Content generation Engagement

1. Content Distribution

This is where Triberr began.

 

Triberr enables bloggers to form tribes and effectively establish a long-term Tear 1 supporter networks.

 

Since everyone on Triberr is a blogger -and therefore audience builder- each share is worth much more than a share by your average Joe Facebook user. Gross generalization of course, but accurate for our purposes.

 

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How To Write Your Social Media Plan in 8 Steps | Social Media Today

How To Write Your Social Media Plan in 8 Steps | Social Media Today | Social Media (network, technology, blog, community, virtual reality, etc...) | Scoop.it

Maybe it’s because you’re in marketing. Maybe it’s because you’re from the younger generation assumed to be digital natives. Or maybe it’s because you’re already experimenting with social media and your success has been noticed.

 

For whatever reason, The Powers That Be have chosen you to write your company’s social media plan. Or perhaps they haven’t asked, but you know social media is big and getting bigger, and so you want to write a plan to persuade your management to get involved.

 

Where do you start?

 

Here are some ideas on the main topics you need to cover in creating an impressive, yet realistic social media plan that garners executive buy-in and a clearer path to success...

 

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7 Ways To Improve Your Social Media Skills And Influence - Forbes

7 Ways To Improve Your Social Media Skills And Influence - Forbes | Social Media (network, technology, blog, community, virtual reality, etc...) | Scoop.it

By this time next year we'll all be looking back at 2012 at the explosion of social media inside the workplace as one of the most amazing disruptors we've seen in business. But a lot of people are not well prepared for their new roles in social.... Are you?

 

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. Her boss has asked her to take on the department’s social strategy – because she’s senior yet still young enough to get it. Eric is a marketing director and worries that his career might slip away if he doesn’t start building his social profile outside and inside the enterprise.

 

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....

 

Read  more: http://www.forbes.com/sites/haydnshaughnessy/2012/01/09/seven-ways-to-improve-your-social-media-skills-and-influence/


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The Bro’s Guide To Pinterest

The Bro’s Guide To Pinterest | Social Media (network, technology, blog, community, virtual reality, etc...) | Scoop.it

Pinterest is the social media plateform where, not to be or not to be on the right way can make the difference for those who want to use this platform for their business. This guide should support you in your approach. [note mg]

 

Just because Pinterest is a female-dominated network doesn't mean men don't fit in. In this post, learn how to leverage this network as a male user or male-focused brand.

 

Pinterest’s popularity has exploded in the past few months. Their traffic and user base has grown exponentially, bringing it to the attention of marketers around the world.


One of the most unique factors of Pinterest is the fact that its user demographic is made up mostly of women. This key factor has forced many male-oriented brands to rethink their marketing strategy if they want to leverage this social network.

 

Read more: http://bit.ly/y0J3uK


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150+ Content Marketing & Social Media Predictions for 2012

150+ Content Marketing & Social Media Predictions for 2012 | Social Media (network, technology, blog, community, virtual reality, etc...) | Scoop.it

Let the predictions begin.

 

We had about 50 predictions for 2009. 2010 and 2011 brought hundreds more.

 

This year’s content marketing and social media predictions contain more than 150 predictions from over 75 of the leading marketing experts (a big thanks to all our contributors).

 

Here were some of the main themes of last year’s predictions:

 

Facebook will take over the world in 2011, apparently becoming an added appendage to most humans on the face of the planet. (PREDICTION = 80% correct.)...


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How to Create and Grow Your Influence on a Global Social Web | Jeffbullas's Blog

How to Create and Grow Your Influence on a Global Social Web | Jeffbullas's Blog | Social Media (network, technology, blog, community, virtual reality, etc...) | Scoop.it
We are living in a world where influence is migrating from offline to online.

 

The ability to influence is also moving from local to global. Its reach is also transitioning to mobile devices.

 

Reputation and influence can now be gained faster and reach further than in any other time in history.

 

One definition of Influence is “the capacity to have an effect on the character, development or behavior of someone or something”

 

To be truly successful you must have the ability and power to influence.

 

Read more: http://bit.ly/IW8qye


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John van den Brink's comment, April 27, 2012 4:38 PM
Martin, thank you for this one!
Martin Gysler's comment, April 27, 2012 4:52 PM
You're welcome John. Indeed, Jeff Bullas blog is full with very interesting stuff.
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Are We Ready For Social Commerce? What's Really Going On? [Infographic]

Are We Ready For Social Commerce? What's Really Going On? [Infographic] | Social Media (network, technology, blog, community, virtual reality, etc...) | Scoop.it

This piece is written by Joe Fernandez for his blog socialmouths Infographic from ArgyleSocial

 

In this article, the author asks the question: Is social commerce the next big thing on the Internet but, is the consumer ready to make purchases from social networks?

 

What caught my attention:

 

**According to Gartner Research, by 2015 companies will generate 50% of web sales via their social presence and mobile applications

 

The author asks this quesstion and has some very interesting statistics to tell us about what's really happening.

 

**If you are here is because you are at least above the typical social network user, I know I am. You’ve probably purchase products online before.

 

**Have you purchase anything through Facebook? I have not.

 

So let’s take a look at this new infographic from ArgyleSocial, which perhaps brings a more realistic view of the state of social commerce.

 

The main points here are:

 

**Audience size doesn’t always translate into more revenue. Smaller brands tend to have bigger audiences and I think this is due to better communication strategies

 

**Only 17% of the brands included in the study feature products and 4% have integrate Facebook checkout features

 

****Brands are not asking for a sale. 49% never include calls to action in messages

 

**on Twitter. 44% on Facebook Only 29% include special offers/deals on posts

 

**(Even though we know most people “Like” brands to get access to them) -

 

**65% of the brands only share their own content

 

 

**91% do not use premium social media management tools and rely mostly on  free solutions

 

**We, as entrepreneurs, have the advantage to become aware and adjust a strategy much faster than a big corporation.

 

**Are you already selling your products on Facebook?

 

**Are you planning to do so?

 

**Or from the consumer side, are you making purchases on social platforms like Facebook?

 

Curated by Jan Gordon covering, "Content Curation, Social Business and Beyond]

 

Read full article here: [http://bit.ly/ya5tFD]


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The Rapid Rise of Pinterest's Blockbuster User Engagement [CHART]

The Rapid Rise of Pinterest's Blockbuster User Engagement [CHART] | Social Media (network, technology, blog, community, virtual reality, etc...) | Scoop.it

This piece (user chart included) was written and posted by Matt Silverman, contributing editor for Mashable, .

 

My commentary (I'm personally experiencing amazing results after being on Pinterest for about 4 months).

 

****Even with all the hooplah surrounding Pinterest, it's important to remember, that Pinterest is only a side dish in your business, paying attention to your main course and how Pinterest supports that is what is key. See article here: http://bit.ly/yXET4P by John Jantsch.

 

Having said that...........

 

This user engagement chart is astounding, as you see the rise in Pinterest users in a very short time.

 

**In my opinion, Pinterest gives you the opportunity to showcase your work without a lot of text anything that gives us a breather in that way is a blessing.

 

**Images speak a thousand words if you know how to use them properly.

 

**Showing other sides of you that are consistent with your brand message gives people a chance to see you beyond the text you post on other sites.

 

**Pinboards like favorite books, homes and spaces, etc. give people points of entry, a connection with you because they identify and like the same things, a great way to start a conversation, have them look to see what you do and who you are.

 

**Everything we do online tells a story about us, it's our digital identity, Pinterest is a place where you can tell your story in a whole different way.

 

**Pinterest is also a place where you can relax, fantasize about the wardrope you'd love to have, or the amazing car or cars you want to have. Let's face it, we're all plugged in 24/7, this is a place where you can lighten up and/or market your business all on the same site.

 

**Pinterest is not only gaining a ton of users, but those users are spending an average of 89 minutes on the site

 

** Facebook is still leading by 405 minutes along with Tumblr also 89 minutes but it's obvious Pinterest is moving up quickly.

 

**It's important to know how to use Pinterest to showcase what you do in a subtle but engaging way

 

Feel free to visit my topic "Pinterest Watch"  a collection of articles from branding, case studies, metrics all in one place.

 

Selected by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Business and Beyond"

 

Read article here: [http://on.mash.to/xNZoVj]


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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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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!