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LinkedIn Brings Endorsements to Mobile

LinkedIn Brings Endorsements to Mobile | Social Media News | Scoop.it
With today's update, LinkedIn members can now view their top skill endorsements on their mobile profile, as well as accept and grant endorsements from and for other members.

Via Mike Allton
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Do you use endorsements? I do but have not quite seen the value in it yet.

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Mike Allton's curator insight, September 5, 2013 11:06 AM

Are LinkedIn Endorsements Spam?

LinkedIn Endorsements are not going away any time soon. While many have criticized LinkedIn and complained about the crowdsourced social signals, LinkedIn has forged ahead and has now added Skills & Expertise support to their mobile app, allowing us to view, approve and submit skill endorsements from anywhere.

But are they really as bad as people say?

No one has ever tried to endorse me for a skill that was inappropriate or even inaccurate. And whenever LinkedIn has recommended that I endorse one of my connections for a skill, they've always appeared to make sense.

And I can honestly report that I have received positive feedback from potential clients and connections who viewed my profile, saw my Skills & Expertise and endorsements, and commented that they were impressed. While I would never hire or expect to be hired on the basis of these endorsements, they seem to provide some value, and no harm.

And there's always the Secret benefit to LinkedIn Endorsements that I've written about before and mention in the article.

So what about you? Do you accept and give out endorsements? Do you think they add any value at all to your profile? If not, what about them is detracting from your professional LinkedIn image?

Thanks for your comments!

#LinkedIn   #LinkedInEndorsements   #SocialSEO   #SocialSignals  

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G+ versus Facebook [INFOGRAPHIC] | Social Media Today

G+ versus Facebook [INFOGRAPHIC] | Social Media Today | Social Media News | Scoop.it
Is it possible that G+ could actually compete with Facebook? This infographic from Social Annex lays it all out for you.

Via Neil Ferree
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This makes total sense to me! Now I understand why I enjoy Google Plus so much!

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Neil Ferree's curator insight, September 5, 2013 10:53 PM

Milleniums Love Facebook ♦ Boomers Love Plus


Social Shares will improve your SEO and Grow your Business with (youngsters) vs. (business owners) who's your audience?


Click Here  to Discuss How to Launch a Successful Social Content Marketing Campaign

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Buffer Adds Google Plus Page Support

Buffer Adds Google Plus Page Support | Social Media News | Scoop.it
Thanks to a new API released by Google earlier this month, Buffer, the social share scheduling service, has added support for Google+ Pages, allowing users to schedule posts.

Via Mike Allton
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Get ready for the spamming of Google Plus. I will stick to organic posting. Yes organic posting is tougher, but if true engagement is what you want then be there when you post.

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Mike Allton's curator insight, August 20, 2013 10:35 AM

Schedule Shares to Google+ Pages

The social media scheduling tool +Buffer has issued a huge update today. Buffer users can now connect one or more of their Google+ Pages, and begin setting up a schedule of queued posts to be shared.

Will this break the Internet?

Ok, maybe it's not that huge, but there are some large ramifications to this update, both positive and negative.

On the positive side, businesses can use Buffer to make sure that they are consistently active on Google+, are regularly sharing great old articles, and that they aren't spamming their network with rapid shares. They can also take advantage of the scheduling capability, research, and their own observations, to ensure that posts are shared at the best possible times.

On the other hand, businesses can use tools like Buffer to completely automate their social media activity and even spam networks.

My opinion is that, like any tool, Buffer should be lauded for the positive capabilities it brings. Those that choose to abuse use it the wrong way are simply failing to understand not only how social media users expect business to act, but also that they may be permanently tarnishing their reputation.

What do you think? Do you use Buffer or similar tools? Are you excited about the new support for Google+ Pages, or do you think that developments like this are only working to destroy genuineness of social networks?

Thanks for your comments and shares!

#Buffer #GooglePlus #SocialMedia  

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How Duplicate Content can kill SEO of your website?

How Duplicate Content can kill SEO of your website? | Social Media News | Scoop.it

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Don't Do It!

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Instagram Marketing in Just a Few Minutes a Day - Business 2 Community

Instagram Marketing in Just a Few Minutes a Day - Business 2 Community | Social Media News | Scoop.it

When it comes to social media and its place in your overall SEO / internet marketing strategy, visual social channels like Instagram have been making themselves known as the place to be for target markets across a variety of industries. Instagram is a growing platform with a great deal of direct marketing potential – sometimes your target audience is just an image away! Users on Instagram often single themselves out and identify as members of a target market without even realizing it. This can be seen in the hashtags they use and the accounts they follow and are followed by.


Read more at http://www.business2community.com/social-media/instagram-marketing-in-just-a-few-minutes-a-day-0580639#p1DkIkOICz9ZH4Hf.99


Via Laurens ten Hagen, Gerrit Bes
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It looks like I will ba adding Instagram to my repertoire.

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Laurens ten Hagen's curator insight, August 11, 2013 6:01 AM

How do you use Instagram?

 

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Social Media is the New Barber Shop Chat - Randy Hilarski Dot Com

Social Media is the New Barber Shop Chat - Randy Hilarski Dot Com | Social Media News | Scoop.it
Social Media mirrors real life, it is similar to the conversations we hear in the barber shop. Utilize the barber shop chat to grow your business.
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Social Media conversations are similar to being in a Barbershop. You hear a little bit of everything. Are you joining the conversation?

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50 Percent Of Companies Struggling With SEO Aren't Integrating Social Media [Survey]

50 Percent Of Companies Struggling With SEO Aren't Integrating Social Media [Survey] | Social Media News | Scoop.it
What’s one key difference between companies that are successful with SEO and those that aren’t?

Via Neil Ferree
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My clients were the same way, they thought SEO was enough. Now they are much happier with their traffic.

 

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Neil Ferree's curator insight, July 31, 2013 11:59 AM

You’re Dead… If You Don’t Integrate Social Media & PR Into Your Local SEO Strategy Is Social Shares the New SEO 

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6 Key Digital Trends Affecting Marketers in 2013, New Research | Social Media Examiner

6 Key Digital Trends Affecting Marketers in 2013, New Research | Social Media Examiner | Social Media News | Scoop.it
Discover 6 key digital trends with a significant impact on your engagement strategies and what you need to know to maximize value for your brand.

Via Alison D. Gilbert, Mario Hartson
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Brands are definitely stepping it up. Everyone of my clients is planning to do more PPC this years also.

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Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, July 27, 2013 6:36 PM

So, here's the latest. There always has to be something new that is the latest in marketing.

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Pinterest enables Do Not Track, announces it in a totally unrelated blog post - VentureBeat

Pinterest enables Do Not Track, announces it in a totally unrelated blog post - VentureBeat | Social Media News | Scoop.it
Pinterest enables Do Not Track, announces it in a totally unrelated blog post VentureBeat Pinterest announced today that it supports Do Not Track, a browser preference that tells sites you don't want them tracking or collecting information about...

Via Blair Kunkel
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Interesting, it seems Pinterest is really trying to isolate itself from the rest of the interwebs.

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Social Media Greatness In 5 Easy Steps [infographic]

Social Media Greatness In 5 Easy Steps [infographic] | Social Media News | Scoop.it

Marty Note
I wish consistent greatness was as easy to follow as this or any blueprint. I like every idea expressed here, but there is a certain serendipity to greatness that is hard to capture. I do believe practicing like you want to play increases your chances of discovering the magic serendipity, which I realize makes it sound less like serendipity :), but there you have it :).M 

Note:
This Infographic is one of the top Scoops from Curation Revolution (http://www.scoop.it/t/curation-revolution ).

 


Via Martin (Marty) Smith, Ivo Nový
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How to build great content!

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Hangout on G+ Interview with Samantha Cristoforetti

Samantha Cristoforetti in this Hangout on G+ explains all the details about being an Astronaut who is going to be part of the mission number 42 taking off fo...

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Hangouts OnAir are definitely a gamechanger.

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The Virtuous Social Loop - Why Facebook is Making Ecom More $ Than They Realize

The Virtuous Social Loop - Why Facebook is Making Ecom More $ Than They Realize | Social Media News | Scoop.it
Facebook provides a social network ecosystem that allows you to share music, photos and information that can be seen by your friends in their timeline and ticker.

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Peg Corwin's curator insight, July 6, 2013 11:40 AM

The influence of social sharing on Facebook et al is probably more relevant to some products, like music or technology or ice cream, than other personal, high dollar items.  


This phenomenon may be hard for those over 40 to grasp, when we don't know anyone who behaves in that way.


Certainly ecommerce sites should add social logins and social sharing buttons. It's the future.

Ramesh Srinivasaraghavan's comment, July 10, 2013 9:21 PM
Read this report (just the summary) talking about social sales some days ago - http://www-01.ibm.com/software/marketing-solutions/benchmark-reports/black-friday-2012.html. Curious to hear your take on the same.
yifatcohen's curator insight, July 20, 2013 10:15 AM

Word of mouth has moved into Google Search. This data is more relevant to your business than you might think.

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Google Plus is Now Mainstream - Randy Hilarski Dot Com

Google Plus is Now Mainstream - Randy Hilarski Dot Com | Social Media News | Scoop.it
I believe we are entering the third phase of growth for Google Plus. Google Plus is now mainstream.
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There are three stages of growth for any product or service. I believe Google Plus has entered the final and largest growth phase.

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Three Ways to Use Pinterest and Instagram to Build Stronger Consumer Relationships

Three Ways to Use Pinterest and Instagram to Build Stronger Consumer Relationships | Social Media News | Scoop.it
Social Media - Social media conversations are shifting from text to pictures, making images the new language of fan engagement. How can you harness this engagement to build stronger relationships with fans?

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Pinterest is great, I have to admit I have not used Instagram.

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Como las Redes Sociales impactan tu SEO en tu negocio - Ana Hilarski

Como las Redes Sociales impactan tu SEO en tu negocio - Ana Hilarski | Social Media News | Scoop.it
Redes Sociales y tu negocio Como utilizar tus redes sociales para conseguir un mejor posicionamiento
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SEO y Redes Sociales by Ana Hilarski

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Social Media Case Study: Is Sharing Really Caring?

Social Media Case Study: Is Sharing Really Caring? | Social Media News | Scoop.it
I can’t remember the first time I heard the sentence “Sharing is caring”. It has been used so much in the past few years, that it turned into some sort of blogger’s routine.

Via Ron Sela
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If you build a community of followers people will read your content. My articles about expat living in Panama are read because people are passionate about the subject. If you niche is social media marketing and people just want to fill their streams with content this article makes sense.

 

Google Plus on the other hand is growing exponentially because it is kick ass! The bandwagon people are coming on board but they share and engage like they are on other networks, the user base tends to be more fickle and prefer real engagement not the supposed social media guru way of post and run.

 

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Ron Sela's curator insight, August 18, 2013 7:35 AM

Social Media Case Study: Is Sharing Really Caring?

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28 Must See Social Media Statistics

28 Must See Social Media Statistics | Social Media News | Scoop.it

Social media marketing is not just a trendy word, it is fast becoming and in some cases already is a viable acquisition channel for most businesses.

 

In fact, Hubspot reports that 70% of business-to-consumer marketers have acquired a customer through Facebook. If you are still having trouble convincing your boss that social media is worth the investment, here are 28 must see statistics for 2013 to make him/her jump on board.


Via Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com, Gerrit Bes
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Google Plus is now the social network to watch!!

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Be Careful When Geo-Tagging Your Smart Phone Pictures! - Randy Hilarski Dot Com

Be Careful When Geo-Tagging Your Smart Phone Pictures! - Randy Hilarski Dot Com | Social Media News | Scoop.it
When taking Smart Phone Pictures be careful using Geo-Tagging. Here are some ways you can protect you and your family when take smart phone pictures.
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Do you Geo-Tag your photos on Social Media? Read why you should take precautions and watch the video.

#SocialMedia #SmartPhones #Safety

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Do the top 20 US retailers care about Google+?

Do the top 20 US retailers care about Google+? | Social Media News | Scoop.it
Every so often a report pops up suggesting that Google+ is far more popular than we actually think and that it’s on course to dominate the world of social media.

Via Neil Ferree
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The big corps will catch on eventually. It just leaves more time for the little guys like myself to stake a claim!

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Ileane Smith's comment, August 5, 2013 2:44 PM
My prediction is that they will want to have at least 70% - 80% of the number of users on Facebook before they make a move. I wonder how long it will take before they get that many users?
Neil Ferree's comment, August 5, 2013 4:04 PM
Raw # of users is one thing vs. time spend in the Stream will prob figure into their calc on when to deploy PPC
Randy Hilarski's comment, August 8, 2013 4:57 PM
I will be the one who says they will never have on page ads like we are accustomed to. The top of the money chain on the internet is information. If Google knows everything about us, their agreements with Ad and information gathering companies will more than keep them going strong for years to come. GPlus is just a layer on top of everything Google.
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Why You Can No Longer Afford to Ignore Google Plus for Business

Why You Can No Longer Afford to Ignore Google Plus for Business | Social Media News | Scoop.it

Consider that Google Plus is the brainchild of the world’s most powerful search engine. So is it really a good idea to ignore Google Plus for business... Despite all the hoopla that surrounded the new social site when it was first released, many businesses are ignoring Google Plus completely in exchange for increased focus on sites like Facebook and Twitter. While 72 of the world’s largest 100 brands have a Google Plus page, nearly 40 percent of them haven’t posted any content on the site. But when you consider that Google Plus is the brainchild of the world’s most powerful search engine, is it really the brightest strategy to ignore Google Plus for business? Even though it might not be a major traffic driver like Pinterest or other social sites, Google Plus has some incredible benefits..-.


Via Jeff Domansky, Carina Claassens
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Ignore Google Plus at your Peril.

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, May 29, 2013 2:04 PM

Rethinking the value of Google+ for business.
 

TechinBiz's comment, May 29, 2013 3:59 PM
with its new upgrade its a serious player now..
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"Social Media and You" Officially up on ClickBank - Randy Hilarski Dot Com

"Social Media and You" Officially up on ClickBank - Randy Hilarski Dot Com | Social Media News | Scoop.it
"Social Media and You" is officially for sale. If you would like to sell this EBook visit ClickBank to become and affiliate for, "Social Media and You
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The EBook is up on Clickbank! We gave away over 175 on launch day. Enjoy!

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How many titles does your blog post need?

How many titles does your blog post need? | Social Media News | Scoop.it
Your blog title is important, but once published, you may find that you actually need several more titles for your social media shares! Here are some tips for Google+ and Twitter.

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How are you titling your blog post when sharing?

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Mike Allton's curator insight, July 26, 2013 5:18 PM

Increase your site traffic and leads by 25%

Did I get your attention? I used a title for the post that promised a benefit that you may be interested in. Fortunately for you, I'm demonstrating the very technique that can achieve that kind of result for you.

Choosing a great title for your blog posts is important, but don't overlook the fact that when you're sharing that post to Google+ and Twitter, you should be thinking about new and different titles for your shares!

How many titles does your blog post need? Find out below!

Thanks, and have a great weekend!

#Blogging   #ContentMarketing   #SocialMedia  

Randy Hilarski's comment, July 26, 2013 8:16 PM
I do this especially for Tweets.
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Leveraging Your Audience to Create Buzz for Your Blog

Leveraging Your Audience to Create Buzz for Your Blog | Social Media News | Scoop.it
If you search the web for ways to increase your blog’s overall reach, you’ll probably find tactics for using social media buttons to make your content easily sharable or ways that to optimize your blog posts with relevant keywords.

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Neil Ferree's curator insight, July 25, 2013 7:26 PM

social media buttons are a must have if you want to generate social shares of your content. whereas, using Scoop.it you can expand your social microphone to include your top socials in the mix

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Social Share Hired Guns - Randy Hilarski Dot Com

Social Share Hired Guns - Randy Hilarski Dot Com | Social Media News | Scoop.it
Have you ever though of using social share hired guns? Read this article to find out more about the subject. Social share hired guns are there to help you.
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Would you use Social Share Hired Guns?

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Randy Hilarski's curator insight, July 23, 2013 7:37 PM

Using social share websites to promote your message.

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20 Stunning Social Media Statistics Plus Infographic - Jeffbullas's Blog

20 Stunning Social Media Statistics Plus Infographic - Jeffbullas's Blog | Social Media News | Scoop.it

Do you wonder why your productivity has dropped over the past 2 – 3 years?

There is a time sink and it’s not television!

Those of us who are connected to the internet and that is 2 billion of us, have been distracted by social multi-media publishing machines that are pumping out staggering amounts of content with enticing high definition images and videos!

 

The figures in th article reveal the huge black hole that our time disappears into when we visit Facebook, Twitter or YouTube or other social media sites.


Via Ivo Nový
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These are some cool stats!

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