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Networking Guide for Bloggers: Why It Is Important (Part 1)

Networking Guide for Bloggers: Why It Is Important (Part 1) | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it

The first part of a series of five articles on the social networking today. This is a very interesting guide that will give you lots of useful information on the subject. [note mg]


In today’s blogosphere a lot of discussion is going on about various aspects of positioning and growing a blog. Even though the space gets more and more crowded every day, and the game is changing constantly, there are still some things everyone tells you to do – things considered as mandatory for any kind of success.


Among various aspects of promotion, advertising, search engine optimization, social media, and all kinds of other stuff lies the need of contacting other, fellow bloggers, and being in touch with people in general.


Read more: http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/networking-guide-for-bloggers-why-networking-important/

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How to Make Your Blog Stand Out in a Crowded Niche without Guest Posting

How to Make Your Blog Stand Out in a Crowded Niche without Guest Posting | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it

I’ve been a long time blogger, and believe me, I both know and appreciate the amazing power of a good guest post for bringing in intelligent and interested readers.


The thing is, since I often blog outside of the blogging/marketing/writing topics, I know (as you might) how hard it is to utilize guest posting for certain topics.


I had this exact problem with my electronic music blog Sophistefunk, which I entered into the Million Dollar Blog Contest ran here on ThinkTraffic.


My guest posting problem was really evident with this niche: music blogs almost never accept guest posts, because their “articles” are really just posts with media (audio & video), so there really is no need to have another author write for you.


Despite this, I wanted to accomplish what every blogger sets out to do: run a successful site based on my interests...

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12 Most Twitterific Reasons to Participate in Tweet Chats

12 Most Twitterific Reasons to Participate in Tweet Chats | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it

Keeping up with every new social media tool is like trying to catch the wind. Impossible. It reminds me of my old expense account days in the 80’s, when I was single, and we made sport of finding and trying the hottest new restaurant. That was easy compared with the onslaught of new tech hitting us so often, so much, and so without parallel in human history.

 

What to do? Well, we all must make choices. For the longest time, I resisted Twitter. Now I can’t live without it. I also resisted going Mac. I even resisted an iPhone. Now, I’m Apple all the way.

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Social Media A to Z Series: I is for Influencer, 10 Characteristics of an Influencer

Social Media A to Z Series: I is for Influencer, 10 Characteristics of an Influencer | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it

For a second, let’s put social media aside. Really, just for a second. Life is built on relationships. Different types of relationships. As a teenager, we knew that there was a group that set the fashion trend. There was a group that knew everything about basketball or hockey. However, within those groups there were one or two among them that lead the whole direction of how that group thought. If they said something was good or bad, that was it. That opinion would spread like wildfire and before you knew it, everyone else agreed and were wearing or buying accordingly. They had huge influence on others.

 

Fast forward to today. As adults, we experience similar influences though it might be a little more challenging to identify at times. Perhaps a good and recent example is the fashion trend being set by Kate Middleton...

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LinkedIn Diaries: LinkedIn Super Users Share their Secrets

LinkedIn Diaries: LinkedIn Super Users Share their Secrets | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it

In the most recent entry of the LinkedIn Diaries, I identified some practical lessons that you can apply to optimize your success with LinkedIn by focusing on the profiles and practices of ING DIRECT Canada's President, Peter Aceto and Claymore Investments' President, Som Seif.

 

In this entry of the LinkedIn Diaries, I focus on the secrets of LinkedIn super users. These senior executives use LinkedIn more frequently, more consistently and more fluently than the vast majority of users. These super users, who have unearthed or reinforced some of the most critical LinkedIn practices, include the following:

 

- Phil Soper – CEO, Brookfield Real Estate Services
- Jacoline Loewen – Partner of Loewen & Partners
- Ayelet Baron – VP, Strategy and Planning of Cisco Systems Canada

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Path.to: A new professional network that is a delight to use

Path.to: A new professional network that is a delight to use | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it

Moments ago, Path.to, a gorgeous and simple professional network, opened its doors. It seems that LinkedIn might, at last, have the potential of real competition on its horizon.

 

We talked to the Path.to team last week, and have had early access to the site since then. We’ve put it through the paces, and like what we see. Unlike LinkedIn, which is a social network for professionals, the Path.to team told TNW that they do not view their product as such. “It’s a network, but it is not a social network,” cofounder Darren Bounds said...

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Twitter 101: 55 Tips to Get Retweeted on Twitter

Twitter 101: 55 Tips to Get Retweeted on Twitter | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it

Retweets, you have heard about them, you know what they are but you aren’t gettin’ them.


For some reason you just can’t seem to get the engagement you are seeking, desiring and yearning for in social media and Twitter.


You may be new to Twitter and simply don’t know what the heck you are doing, how to get a retweet or why the retweets even matter. This post won’t teach you what Twitter is but provides good tips for tweetable content which you need regardless if you know what you’re doing or not (joking).


Or you may be a Twitter and social media veteran who just wants to boost your ego, increase your Klout score or simply show off for Grandpa this weekend how popular you are on the social waves?...

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Social Media A to Z Series: N is for Networks ~ 40+ Social Networks To Consider

Social Media A to Z Series: N is for Networks ~ 40+ Social Networks To Consider | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it

I have noticed that when the topic of social network is raised, it usually turns to a discussion of Facebook. Granted it is the biggest player on the planet however it is not the only one.

 

Ok, at some point in the discussion it may get to Linkedin, Google Plus and Twitter (which by the way is a microblog not a network but it is so widely used it surfaces regardless of what topic is being discussed). The reality is, although these are the “Big Four”, there are so many to choose from and depending on “your fancy” or strategy you may want to develop a presence at other networks as a starting point.

 

Now that I have planted this seed in your thinking, where do you start? There are so many out there – really. So whatever your passion, go and find your network. If it doesn’t exist, hey create one!

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Professional Social Presence Management | XeeMe

Professional Social Presence Management | XeeMe | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it

You are a pretty engaged social citizen


You frequently tweet, post on your own blog, share videos on YouTube, upload photos to Flickr or Picasa, comment on other people blogs, update your various time lines, answer questions on Quora or Focus, publish your paper.li or Scoop.It and are considered a real great asset in the social sphere.


But even your best friends don't know all your profile URLs by heart – let alone customers or prospects. Your "Presence Value" is highly diluted by the sheer size and diversity of the social web. As a result people have a hard time to find you despite all your engagement and have to search for your Twitter handle, your YouTube Channel, your Quora questions, your Flickr photos…


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Position Yourself For Success While Working Your Current Job

Position Yourself For Success While Working Your Current Job | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it

If you’re like me you can’t get into a conversation without mentioning your brand, or the importance of building and maintaining it. Sadly, these conversations aren’t only with entrepreneurs, so I get plenty of eyes that start to glaze over when I bring up the topic. It’s hard to explain to people that building and maintaining your personal brand isn’t just a skill that needs to be mastered by entrepreneurs. Even if you never plan on leaving your current job, increasing your profile often leads to promotions and bigger money. More likely though (you are reading Personal Branding Blog, right?) you plan on leaving your job at some point, if you haven’t already, and you’ll make for a much easier transition if you do a few simple things to build your brand before leaving...

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Women Dominate Men at Social Networking [STUDY]

Women Dominate Men at Social Networking [STUDY] | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it

Women use social networks to connect with their friends, family and colleagues more than men, finds a new survey. Men, however, are more likely to use voice/phone communication than women.

 

The survey, fielded by Rebtel, focused on expected future use of social media, social media consumption habits and popularity of social media as the choice of U.S. adults if they were to be restricted to one method of communication.

 

“Our findings show that men tend to lag behind women when it comes to communicating with others through social media, which debunks other recent studies that suggest that men are more savvy networkers between the sexes,” says Rebtel CEO Andreas Bernstrom...


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LinkedIn Tips: How to Create a LinkedIn Profile and Build Your Network

LinkedIn Tips: How to Create a LinkedIn Profile and Build Your Network | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it
As outlined previously on this blog, I’m running a Social Summer program for SAP employees who want to learn more about social networking and how to get the best out of it. At the same time I’m introducing them to some of the SAP social channels and our policies around participation. This weeks session was about LinkedIn – the starting place for your professional brand. However, very few people use LinkedIn to its full potential. My view is simple. Your network is a treasure trove - highly valuable. It’s a source of advice, support and sometimes your next career move. The power of networking should never be underestimated.

Here I’ll share with you just some of the tips I covered during the session...
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