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7 Point Checklist to Dominate Your Personal Brand Using Google Plus

From rebekahradice.com

Blog post at Rebekah Radice : Google Plus, while emerging late to the social network party, has clearly shown it's worth and potential to businesses and brands willing to[..]
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After two years, Google+ is still a mystery to many. Despite being often dubbed a "ghost town", the platform has become a major player in the social media world.  

 

Rebekah Radice shares some awesome tips to help you rock your marketing strategy. 

 

One thing she mentions in particular is the Ripples feature. It's an incredible tool but that too many people still overlook. 

Teresa Cheong's curator insight, August 27, 2013 4:53 AM

Google+ now boasts 359 million users. Are you maximising this free feature for your content marketing strategy?

 

This week in social media: Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Twitter

From www.examiner.com

A lot happened in social media this week. Here is a quick roundup of some of the latest news.
Facebook
InsideFacebook reports that Facebook is testing two feat
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Feedgrabbr lets you easily create custom RSS feed widgets

From socialmediaslant.com

Looking for a great web app to display your latest articles or news in your industry on your blog or website? Try Feedgrabbr. Feedgrabbr allows you to build personalized RSS news widgets from sever...
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I have been using Feedgrabbr on my website for a while now. I really like it. It's easy to figure out and implement!

Cendrine Marrouat - cendrinemarrouat.com's comment, August 23, 2013 2:21 AM
Yes, but this service is for creating widgets. It's not an RSS feed reader per say.
Laura Brown's comment, August 23, 2013 12:51 PM
Have you looked at Alltop? You can set up widgets with feeds in loads of topics there. Free.
Cendrine Marrouat - cendrinemarrouat.com's comment, August 23, 2013 2:24 PM
Clearly, there are tons of tools that allow you to do whatever you want. This one is one of them. AllTop Is a great option too.

8 more tools and services to stay on top of the news in your industry

From www.creativeramblings.com

A few months ago, I shared a list of 14 tools and services that I use to monitor what goes on in the social media world. Since then, I have added a few more to my arsenal. Here are eight that I cou...
Cendrine Marrouat - cendrinemarrouat.com:

“8 more tools and services to stay on top of the news in your industry”  is a follow-up post to the one I wrote months ago (http://www.creativeramblings.com/news-monitoring-tools/) to help my readers easily monitor what goes on in their fields.

 

I honestly could not live without the services in this article. They have helped my productivity in a big way! I hope they will be useful to you as well.

Kevin Green's comment, August 22, 2013 2:48 AM
hey thanks for the post, it was good to read

Vine passes the 40 million member mark

From socialmediaslant.com

We've said this before and we'll say it again: this community - now more than 40 million of you - is amazing. Thank you for inspiring us. — Vine (@vineapp) August 20, 2013 Vine continues its steady...
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Make responsive embeds in seconds with Embed Responsively

From socialmediaslant.com

If you use Scribd, SoundCloud, Storify, or Twitter, you probably know that the services offer embed codes that automatically detect the size of a visitor's screen. Unfortunately, things are differe...
freshlinx's curator insight, August 20, 2013 11:46 AM

Very handy for designers and developers with clients who like to embed!

Introducing LinkedIn University Pages

From blog.linkedin.com

A few years ago, my daughter and I took a road trip to visit schools before she made her final decision about college. I was hoping she’d stay in California, but it wasn’t looking good.
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The pages will be available to high school students (who can use LinkedIn) on September 12. 

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This Changes Everything: Social Signals, Your Website, and Google+

From dustn.tv

Following a series of experiments I've made a few discoveries about sharing links on Google+ that changes everything about how I now share.
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If there is one article you should read this week, this is it. 

 

Dustin W. Stout conducted several experiments to see how powerful Google+ truly is when it comes to social proofing the content you share. 

Athena Goodlight's comment, August 21, 2013 8:43 PM
Thank you. Google is truly gaining ground in the social network communities.
Chris Agro's curator insight, August 22, 2013 8:20 AM

A way to drive more traffic to your site via Google+ and social. Truly exciting.

Chris Agro's comment, August 22, 2013 8:22 AM
Love it! Thanks for sharing your research.

Seth's Blog: The self-defeating quest for simple and easy

From sethgodin.typepad.com

Bullet points, step by step processes that are guaranteed to work overnight, proven shortcuts... If it was easy, everyone would do it. Worth noting that surgeons don't sign up for medical school because they're told that there is a simple,...
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LinkedIn Provides Updated Analytics | Social Media Today

From socialmediatoday.com

An update to the LinkedIn homepage has introduced a small analytics section for users.
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Facebook allows page owners to add admins who are not connected as friends

From www.insidefacebook.com

Facebook announced Friday changes to the page admin flow. Previously, a page owner could only promote a user to an admin role if the owner was directly connected to the user as a friend.
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Social media ROI: 10 quotes from leading marketing pros

From kcclaveria.com

Marketers from companies of all sizes have tried their best to pin down the value of social. Looking at what they have to say about social media ROI, what can we learn about how social affects sales?
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The ROI of social media is a trendy topic right now. 

 

I'm happy to see that more and more experts talk about the importance of focusing on relationships before profits. 

 

 

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Why I Killed 61% of My LinkedIn Friends | by Ari Herzog, Digital Media Explorer

From ariherzog.com

Recognizing I had 2,474 LinkedIn connections three months ago, I posited a question on this blog: Should my network be tight enough that they can recommend me
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Ari Herzog shares some great food for thought in this article. 

 

It's not the number of connections you have that makes you successful on LinkedIn, it's how well your network reflects who you are as a professional...

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Vince: The Google Update We Should Be Talking About

From searchenginewatch.com

Panda? Penguin? No. Understanding Google's Vince update – which gave more preference to "big brands" in Google’s search results – is perhaps the most important update that you can understand, to help get your SEO programs on track.
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Facebook Now Making $0.80 Per Mobile User

From marketingland.com

Facebook released new country-specific active user counts earlier today. It offered figures for the US and UK, saying that other countries would release them at their discretion.
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Calculating ROI from Social Media - Problems, Pitfalls & Breaking all the things... | distilled

From www.distilled.net

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An excellent article on the "poor" value of using ROI to measure social media data. 

 

"Rather than coming up with more fancy ways to calculate the incalculable I think we need to accept that social media just doesn’t deliver great ROI directly." - Hannah Smith

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Twitter explains how Ryan Gosling, Chris Hadfield and Dove went viral

From www.theguardian.com

Social network shows off visualisations of viral videos while warning brands and agencies that 'there are no rules to virality'. By Stuart Dredge
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According to Twitter, there is no rule behind the virality of videos. 

 

Well, there is one: Know your audience inside out, and it should help!

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5 pieces of social media advice that trapped me

From www.businessesgrow.com

Just be yourself. Follow your passion. Adopt the latest social technology. Sound like familiar advice? It might be harming your business.
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"The most popular currency in the world is not the Dollar, Euro or Yen. It’s common advice." - Mars Dorian

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The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Google Plussers [VIDEO]

From www.thesocialmediahat.com

Jeff Sieh has put together an impressive video summary of my article, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Google Plussers. Check it out!
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Pro Tip: Tracking Guest Blog Posts on Social Media - WebSIGHT Hangouts

From www.websighthangouts.com

This one simple tip will help you keep tabs on social sharing activity of your guest blog posts on other sites.
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A golden tip from Stephan Hovnanian! 

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Collector or Curator? Becoming a Social Connoisseur

From www.bryankramer.com

It used to be that you were a wine or art collector to be considered a connoisseur. These curators of their personal taste and beauty would search for pieces that fit a collection they would be pro...
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Love this article by Bryan Kramer! The five reasons he gives are exactly on point! 

 

"True discerning curators never just share their physical objects; They share the stories behind them, about why each object was hand picked and the personal connection they had with the object that makes each share come alive."

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Facebook to launch country level MAU and DAU metrics

From www.insidefacebook.com

Facebook is giving advertisers and marketers a wider level of understanding by rolling out country level monthly active user (MAU) and daily active user (DAU) metrics — both for desktop and mobile.
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Eleven-Year-Old Worth1000 Faces Shutdown After Founder Fails To Find A Programmer | TechCrunch

From techcrunch.com

In the pantheon of web-famousness, Worth1000 is up there with Fark and SomethingAwful when it comes to popular image sharing sites.
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Twitter launches ‘Twitter University’, acquires open source training company Marakana.

From thenextweb.com

Learning at Twitter just took a giant leap forward.

After spending the last few months working with open source training company Marakana on developing an internal training and education ...
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