Business in a Social Media World
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The Top Social Media Fails – at Work!


Social media is a very dangerous tool to have, especially at work. Here are the top social media fails to stop you doing the same! The over-eager tweeter:
Cendrine Marrouat -

These are classics. But what a good reminder of the way you should behave when in a professional environment!

Tyler Rrokk's curator insight, July 13, 2013 6:53 PM

Super advise for knowing when enough is enough.

Matt Cutts Talks About Site Downtime’s Impact On Rankings


Google has released a new Webmaster Help video with Matt Cutts addressing the question: If my site goes down for a day, does that affect …
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According to Matt Cutts, if your website is down for a day, it won't affect your rankings. You should worry, though, if it lasts for longer than that.


Realiable webhosts are so important! 

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Seth's Blog: Basting the turkey


The Lone Ranger turned out to be one of the biggest movie flops in history. The movie (before marketing) cost more than a quarter of a billion dollars to make. Here's the thing: thousands of people touched this project.
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"Basting the turkey might sound like your job description, but ultimately, we're known by the projects we get involved in. Saying "no" or even "stop" is the hallmark of the professional you want on your team." - Seth Godin

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Myspace Under Fire For Deleting User Blogs


Myspace user blogs were recently removed from the social network with no notice to the sites remaining loyal users. Myspace is promising to fix the problem.
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This goes to prove one thing: Don't rely on third-party services. You should own your content, period!

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Monitor activity on your Facebook Page with Hyper Alerts


The other day, as I was looking for a tool that would allow me to keep an eye on my Facebook Page without logging into my account, I came across Hyper Alerts. Hyper Alerts sends you email notificat...
Cendrine Marrouat - Here is a very neat tool that I discovered recently. Some of you may already know and use it.

Hyper Alerts is like Google Alerts, but for Facebook‬. It sends you email notifications when people (including admins) posts and / or comment on your pages or the pages you choose to monitor.
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Social media roundup: Facebook, Google, Instagram, Twitter


Here is a quick roundup of some of the latest happenings in the social media world.
Graph Search is finally out of the user-testing phase. Facebook’s n
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A lot happened in social media this week again!


- Facebook Graph Search is out of the user-testing phase


- The question tool for pages is gone


- Google+ wants you to see recommendations from your friends


- Instagram allows you to embed public content.


- And more!

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How may I help you?


"How may I help you?" We hear this question everywhere. From stores to customer service, we cannot avoid it. As patrons, we know the deal. We know that the more details we are willing to give staff...
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"How may I help you?"

As customers, we know the deal. We know that the more info we give people, the better service should be.

But when it comes to ‪‎social media‬, some businesses who contact coaches or consultants struggle to answer that simple question. 

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Aggregate, Filter and Publish RSS Feeds On Your Site with FeedWelder


Sharilee Swaity's comment, July 11, 2013 6:00 PM
I could use something like this for my sites. Thanks for the information
Adam Donkus's comment, July 12, 2013 9:44 AM
Sweet..I have been using the free script from Google, which is lacking in a lot in the visual department..I will be checking it out..thanks for sharing..
Adam Donkus's curator insight, July 12, 2013 9:45 AM

cool tool..

5 great articles you may have missed (July 1-7 2013)


Every week, I share my favorite social media articles from around the blogosphere on Creative Ramblings. Here is my list for July 1-7, 2013: Social Media Mistakes: Why Facebook Can Doom You by Ryan...
Samuel Pustea's comment, July 10, 2013 12:43 PM
Cendrine, great to put everything together!

I see Ryan's article up there. Nice to see!

Would love to see one of my articles up there. ;)

Samuel from

Why you should stay away from (Case study)


I joined in November 2012, after following the advice of a fellow writer.
Bubblews is based on a promising slogan ("Speak freely. Write your world.") and pays you for every view, like,...
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I am just sharing this to educate others on what is going on with the site. 

Jordan Anderson-'s curator insight, July 8, 2013 11:36 PM

Bubblews is Bubbles..

Samuel Pustea's comment, July 10, 2013 12:48 PM
Hmm, what an experience and not a good one at all!

Jordan says it nicely. :)

Samuel from
Cendrine Marrouat -'s comment, July 10, 2013 1:11 PM
Absolutely, Samuel!

Why Do We Endlessly Retweet Tragedy? | TechCrunch


With the utmost respect for victims and survivors, may I question why we feel so compelled to personally spread bad news? Why with each bombing or disaster we all race to tell everyone we know what happened?
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Josh Constine raises excellent questions in his article. 


As human beings, we should think twice before we tweet. When disasters hit the world, we have a responsibility to help others, not make matters worse. 

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Getting A Website? Don't Ask For A Quote


If you’re planning on launching or redeveloping your website in the near future, don’t be fooled — there’s a lot more to consider than simply the layout and price. First, it
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Ilya Pozin shares an interesting perspective here. 

When getting a website , it's important to go beyond a simple number and work with the potential web designer to understand what can and cannot be achieved.

It's actually the same thing in social media 

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Social Media Mistakes: Why Facebook Can Doom You |


I had to check out Facebook for at least a few more seconds. I mean, it is not everyday that I come across a Facebook Group composed of my grammar school b
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It's easy to doom oneself on Facebook. Oversharing and quotes can do the trick.



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Track New Inbound Links and Monitor Linkrot with the New Free Site Explorer from Majestic SEO


Robin Good's curator insight, July 6, 2013 12:48 PM

If you want to monitor new inbound links to your site, including their value, linking date, anchor text and more Majestic SEO has introduced recently a free-for-all service that any owner of a verified domain can use on his own site.

With SEOMajestic you can also see where there are new broken links on your site. At times these happen just because the page you are linking to on another site has reorganized and its page addresses have alla changed.

To access this free service you need to verify your own site either by including a text snippet in your home page meta tags or via Google Authentication.

The PRO version, simply extends the powerful capabilities offered by SEOMajestic to the service of analyzing the link profile of any web site. Not just yours.

More info:

Sign-up + try:


sophiedesc's curator insight, July 7, 2013 7:35 AM

"Site Explorer lets you:

-See your strongest links at a glance – with Crawl dates, Flow Metrics and anchor text.

-Lets you see New Links and Lost links in easy to drill down charts with data being updated all the time.

-Have an easy way to see a list of your referring domains

-A geographical and visual map of where in the world your top 1000 referring domains are hosted

-A clear break down of your anchor text with EASY drill down to see the exact links you have for any given anchor text."

Javier M - AxiomaWL's curator insight, August 1, 2013 9:29 PM

Great SEO tool...

Social Media Tools in Beta Q3 - 2013


Each quarter we outline some great social media tools that are in beta and launching soon. It's nice to see what is coming!
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Seven tools you may want to check out: 


1. Cybranding


3. Tweeterspy

4. BeeLiked

5. Tweetbinder

6. Safelinks

7. Everpost


Have you tried any of these? 

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Chivalry is Dead. Is Social Media Killing Consideration?


When I was a child, the epitome of chivalry was the scene of the man laying his cape down over a puddle so the woman could cross without getting her feet wet. I’m not sure where this came from, maybe a cartoon or Disney movie.
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The other day, a friend and I were discussing the lack of chivalry left in this world.


“Well, women asked for equality, and now they have it, they complain that men don’t hold the doors for them anymore. They never know what they want,” my friend said.


I disagree with that kind of statement. I believe in holding the door for someone when necessary, whether that person is a man or a woman. Being considerate and respectful of others is important, no matter what the setting is.


Today, I cam across an excellent article by Robin Thornton, which puts things in perspective better for social media than I ever would. I particularly like the questions that she asks the reader:


“Have we just fallen out of the habit of being good citizens, friendly neighbours and responsible, responsive, members of community?


What is really so urgent that would make it right to become less than polite, caring citizens?”

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5 recurring mistakes people make on LinkedIn


When it comes to business professionals, LinkedIn is probably one of the best platforms out there. Unfortunately, many people are still struggling to leverage it successfully. "Why can't I make it ...
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LinkedIn may have been around since 2002, a lot of people are still struggling to make sense of the platform.


“Why can’t I make it work for me?” is a question that I often hear and read. My answer is simple: mistakes.


In this article I am sharing five mistakes that I believe should be addressed urgently.

Cendrine Marrouat -'s comment, July 8, 2013 12:05 PM
Yes, Tracey, they are very common.
Dillon Thomas's curator insight, July 8, 2013 8:55 PM

I have found Linked in to be a single source of connections to people I would NEVER in RL get to meet. So you got one shot .. GET IT RITE. 

Dillon Thomas's curator insight, July 8, 2013 9:47 PM

Linked IN is the Models best resource to meet relevent connections and find jobs.  Be thoughtful, use good grammer, choose your links wisely, and always thank people who link to you.   Just my Thoughts ...

So Long, StumbleUpon's Link Shortener Shuts Down For Good


Once one of the most promising link shortners,, is now shutting its doors to the world. The StumbleUpon-based service was released in 2009 and had some of the most in-depth social stats among shortners of that era.
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After Google Reader, another much-loved tool died today: link shortener



Lisa Sicard's comment, July 3, 2013 7:17 PM
Thanks Cendrine, good to know!
Cendrine Marrouat -'s comment, July 3, 2013 10:53 PM
You are welcome!
Five Fitness Pune's comment, July 4, 2013 6:42 AM
Good info

Social media roundup: Facebook, Google Plus, Klout, LinkedIn, Storify


Here is a quick roundup of some of the latest happenings in the social media world.
Facebook is on the move again. According to several news outlets, i
Jordan Anderson-'s curator insight, July 3, 2013 8:13 PM

I definitely agree with this!

Cendrine Marrouat -'s comment, July 5, 2013 3:30 PM
Glad you do! :-)

Guest post: 10 logo design principles to consider when creating your online presence


The following is a guest post by Matthew Brennan. His bio is at the end of the article. Building your brand online is crucial in today’s marketing world, and your logo is a critical part of that pr...
Jordan Anderson-'s curator insight, July 3, 2013 3:38 AM

Great Logo designs you got here!

Cendrine Marrouat -'s comment, July 3, 2013 10:54 PM
Thanks, Jordan!
Penelope's curator insight, July 5, 2013 3:47 PM


This article is very timely, as I have been working on a logo design for, which will be shown on the website very soon. Please let me know what you think once you take a look at it!


As an author, you are a brand whether you like that fact or not. If you have a logo that pops, and every time people see it, they will think of you, you are ahead of the game. Make sure it is relevant, eye-catching, and brands you and your books. You can then place that logo on every single one of your book covers.



***This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on "Ebook Promotion and Marketing"***


Link to the original article:




The Chat Diary lets you find Twitter chats easily


Fans of Twitter chats are going to love this! The Chat Diary is your one-stop spot to find meetups on Twitter. The service lists more than 850 chats that you can search by keywords, categories, tim...
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The Chat Diary is a fully searchable Twitter chat directory. 

Have you tried it?

Sharilee Swaity's comment, July 1, 2013 5:47 PM
It took me a bit to figureteout what it was,but once I did, I found it quite a neat idea.

10 great articles you may have missed (May-June 2013)


My weekly series of favorite social media articles from around the blogosphere is back! However, since I was away for a long time, I have decided to share a list for the last two months. This Is Th...
Harmen Batubara's curator insight, July 8, 2013 10:47 PM

You are right-articles with a great info-thank for sharing

The Free-Form Visual Web Publishing Editor: Scroll Kit




Robin Good's curator insight, June 28, 2013 10:22 AM

Scroll Kit is a web-based and mobile publishing editor, that can work in tandem with WordPress, and which allows you to work freely on the page by positioning and styling your content in any way you want.

With Scroll Kit you can edit text in-line on the actual page, and move the text in any location you want. Alignment of different text blocks or other objects is made easy by an invisible grid that shows up only when you drag an object around.

It is also possible to style text, change fonts, add images and graphic shapes, as well as embed "iframes", YouTube videos and Twitter content.

A useful feature alllows you to preview how your content will look on mobile devices too.

My comment: Scroll Kit is a good example of a new breed of web publishing editors, which further simplify the editor's job while providing maximum flexibility.

Scroll Kit is a fantastic web design and publishing tool for web designers capable of leveraging its notable power. For those who have no design skills this may not be a great solution as having all this freedom is good only when you know exactly what to do. (Some pro-looking templates may help in this direction - a few are already available, more will hopefully come later)

Here the Scroll Kit Manifesto:

"The web is the most advanced publishing system we've ever had but
the process in which most people publish
is backwards next to print.

On the web, your design is set
before you figure out what you want to say.

This is true for the publishing they do at with their article template and it is true for the publishing you do when you type "happpppy birthday. I luv you" on the facebook page of a good friend. In print, every fiber of the page is yours to define, and on the web, the page belongs to Mark Zuckerberg or whoever coded your template.

You express yourself on the web by filling out text forms.

Another way is possible."

Free to use.

Find out more:

Try it out now:

WordPress ready:

Brad Tollefson's curator insight, July 22, 2013 5:35 PM

Must check out... cause I agree with this..

Here the Scroll Kit Manifesto:


"The web is the most advanced publishing system we've ever had but
the process in which most people publish 
is backwards next to print.


On the web, your design is set 
before you figure out what you want to say.

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, March 27, 12:06 PM
The Free-Form Visual Web Publishing Editor

Flipboard-Like Tool Creates Beautiful Curated Magazines for the Web: NOOWIT


Lisa Belfield's curator insight, July 5, 2013 1:13 AM

Great classroom possibilities

Lisa Belfield's curator insight, July 5, 2013 1:14 AM

Great classroom possibiliities

Josette Williams's curator insight, July 5, 2013 4:59 PM

This is the best innovative curation tool for creating your magazine for the web.  Check out NOOWIT.  Thanks Robin Good!

PowerPoint for iPad: PublishME




Robin Good's curator insight, June 30, 2013 4:39 PM

PublishME is a free iOS presentation app designed for iPads that allows you to create multimedia presentations easily. It is possible to integrate text, images and video, true/false questions, and to add your voice or audio soundtrack.

You can elect other individuals to collaborate with you in editing a presentation and the final work can be easily shared via email or on social media.

PublishME integrates with Dropbox, Google Drive and other services and it allows you to create presentations whether you are online or not.

Free to use.

More info:

iTunes Store download:

Intriguing Networks's curator insight, July 2, 2013 8:20 AM

Useful IOS Toolkit additions for slides

PublishME's comment, July 11, 2013 12:48 AM
Thanks Robin Good