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Finding those pearls in social media. You can decide whether it is a gem or two... or not (http://Xeeme.com/shirleywilliams /http://socialmediapearls.com)
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Without The Right Message, Twitter Is No Better For Your Brand Than A Fax Machine

Without The Right Message, Twitter Is No Better For Your Brand Than A Fax Machine | Social Media Pearls | Scoop.it

A great lesson in humility... I think this article touches the major problem of social media, too much blah blah and personal promotion and not enough real useful information for all. It's to each of us to finding the right ratio between the two... I have an idea about that, and you? [note mg]

 

Why brands have this endless fascination with social media is one of the more fascinating phenomena in business today--especially since many are missing the one key ingredient that, if ignored, will turn their most choreographed efforts into social media hell.

 

When it comes to branding and the ever-changing social media phenomenon, you’re not a mushroom. In other words, you shouldn’t be kept in the dark and fed a pile of...well, you get the idea.

 

Every once in while, a certain business mania surfaces. As you saw in the video above, history is filled with these blips: The telephone. Radio. TV. The fax machine. The Internet. And now social media. Within social media, it splinters further--it seems like there’s always a shiny new network. Before Pinterest, there was Google Plus. Before Google Plus, well, you know the drill. And on and on.

 

Read more: http://bit.ly/xJdwb5


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John van den Brink's comment, March 16, 2012 12:41 PM
Martin, thank you for this one! Great weekend
Martin Gysler's comment, March 16, 2012 2:31 PM
I'm glad you like it John!
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Create an Infographic with your Twitter Activity

Create an Infographic with your Twitter Activity | Social Media Pearls | Scoop.it

The Vizify app reads you Twitter activity and turns it into a visual infographic revealing interesting details about you. Maybe you should try this app, it's very interesting and useful [note Martin Gysler]

 

If you have an account on Twitter, you should try Tweetsheet.

 

The app reads you Twitter activity and turns it into a visual infographic (see sample) revealing your top followers, your most-retweeted posts, and some other interesting details. The stats mentioned in the infographic are calculated using the last 3200 tweets that you have posted on Twitter.

 

Read more: http://www.labnol.org/internet/create-infographic-with-twitter/20662/


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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 Pearls | 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 (XeeMe.com/ShirleyWilliams)'s comment, December 21, 2011 7:30 AM
Nice article. Good Find Martin.
Martin Gysler's comment, December 21, 2011 7:38 AM
Thanks Shirley :-)
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21 Twitter Tips From Socially-Savvy Companies | Fast Company

21 Twitter Tips From Socially-Savvy Companies | Fast Company | Social Media Pearls | Scoop.it
Adapted from his book "Engage," Brian Solis presents his list of suggestions to help businesses learn how to engage customers on Twitter through the examples of those companies, from Dell to Zappos, already successfully building online communities.

 

Number 1. Special Offers
We live in a society that is as distracted as it is informed. People are making decisions on what to read, view, purchase, visit, and sample based on the information that filters through their attention dashboards...


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8 More Habits of Highly Effective Bloggers

8 More Habits of Highly Effective Bloggers | Social Media Pearls | Scoop.it

Do you ever feel as if your blog has plateaued?

 

Like you’ve hit some kind of blogging hump you just can’t get over?

 

About a year ago I wrote the 8 Habits of Highly Effective Bloggers here on Copyblogger.

 

I practice those habits and continue to see huge improvements in my writing — but some habits come more naturally than others.

 

Through this continued struggle, I’ve identified 8 more habits to help stay on top of the ceaseless blogging and writing game, to get over those humps and get back to work that matters.

 

I think these 8 habits will help you reach your blogging and content marketing goals...


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The Essential Ingredients for Building a Blog That Ranks in Alexa’s Top 10,000

The Essential Ingredients for Building a Blog That Ranks in Alexa’s Top 10,000 | Social Media Pearls | Scoop.it

Having a blog it's good ... that the blog is read is better! Here is a guide that will give you the information needed to make that your blog becomes a comet... :-) [note mg]

 

Would you like to know how I grew Quick Sprout to have an Alexa ranking of 10,000 in under four years?

 

That’s not an easy feat. But the cool thing is I didn’t do anything that you can’t do now. My tactics will work for you, too.

 

Fortunately, late last year I did an interview with Michael Alexis over at WriterReviews about how I grew Quick Sprout. It’s a great interview to listen to. In the meantime I’ve summarized the content in this post...

 

Read more: http://bit.ly/zaMOD2


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Content Scrapers – How to Find Out Who is Stealing Your Content & What to Do About It

Content Scrapers – How to Find Out Who is Stealing Your Content & What to Do About It | Social Media Pearls | Scoop.it

If you have been blogging for a while, chances are you are familiar with content scrapers. Content scrapers are websites that steal your content for their own blogs without your permission. Some content scrapers will just copy the content off of your blog, but most use automated software that takes the content from your RSS feed and posts your content to their site like it is a new post.

 

In this post, we are going to look at some potential link building benefits to content scrapers, how to find out what sites are scraping your content, and what you can do if you want to either benefit from the linking standpoint or have them take it down.

 

Linking Benefits of Content Scrapers

 

Last week, I was happy to see that I was listed in ProBlogger’s 20 Bloggers to Watch in 2012. Within 24 hours, I received a notification in my WordPress dashboard that a page on my blog had been linked to in the post on ProBlogger’s site.

 

Read more: http://blog.kissmetrics.com/content-scrapers/


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The Complete List of iPad Tips, Tricks, and Tutorials

The Complete List of iPad Tips, Tricks, and Tutorials | Social Media Pearls | Scoop.it
The Apple iPad is an amazing tablet, and to help you get the most out of it, we’ve put together a comprehensive list of every tip, trick, and tutoria...

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Blog Optimization: 5 Tips To Boost Your Blog Conversion Rates

Blog Optimization: 5 Tips To Boost Your Blog Conversion Rates | Social Media Pearls | Scoop.it

If you’re blog is your “business” and it doesn’t convert, you don’t have a business!


How’s that for the start of a blog post? I know – not very encouraging, especially if you’ve been struggling with the concept of conversions recently.

 

Don’t worry, by the end of this blog post, you’ll know what you need to do to increase your conversion rates now!


In an interview with Derek Halpern, creator of Social Triggers, he shared five tips with me that anyone can use to increase your blog’s conversion rates, and I want to share them with you.

 

But before I do so, I would like to answer two questions . . .


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