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10 tips to get ahead on Twitter in 2013 | Blog | TwitterCounter

10 tips to get ahead on Twitter in 2013 | Blog | TwitterCounter | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it

It is a brand new year and we finally got over our hangovers here at Twitter Counter so we decided to wish you a happy new year and give you a few tips on how to get the most out of Twitter in 2013. As you might know Twitter is still growing strong with millions and millions of new users, and potential new followers for you, joining every day. Are you making the most of your online presence? Is your profile up-to-date? Here are ten tips that will help you plan for the rest of 2013...

Martin Gysler's insight:

If you follow this check-list, your Twitter account will have a new start and maybe also a better impact for you and your business.

 

I did, and I learned new things.

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7 Crucial Tactics for Writing a Wildly Successful Guest Post

7 Crucial Tactics for Writing a Wildly Successful Guest Post | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it

Should we write guest blogging posts or not? That's the question many of us arise himself. In this post, you'll find guest blogging strategies and why you should do so to have some advantages as: more email subscribers, coveted Google ranking positions, and a big head-start on your blogging career... to name a few. [note Martin Gysler]


But not many people realize that tactical guest posting grows careers.


Most bloggers I see pump out these articles while reciting the mantra “quantity over quality”; there’s no real strategy and there are no real long-term benefits.


In this post I am going to show you the seven crucial tactics for writing a radically successful guest post.
Done right, these strategies will get you more email subscribers, coveted Google ranking positions, and a big head-start on your content marketing goals.


Who am I to teach you about guest blogging?


Read more: http://www.copyblogger.com/successful-guest-blogging/

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21 Quick Actions You Can Do Today to Set Your Blog Up for Massive Success

21 Quick Actions You Can Do Today to Set Your Blog Up for Massive Success | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it

You have a blog and you would increase the number of followers and readers for more success, this is the right article for you. It'll give you some very interesting information about how you should do it. [note Martin Gysler]


You can read all the blogging advice in the world, but none of it matters unless you take action.


To set your blog up to be a massive success, you have to ruthlessly focus your efforts on things that work, and stop spending precious time on things that don’t.


Today I’m going to make it easier for you to take the action you need to take to make your blog better. All you have to do is set aside 10 or 15 or 60 minutes to tackle one of the 21 simple steps below.


The more you complete, the more progress you’ll make.


You’ve probably already completed some of these, but I guarantee you haven’t done all of them. If you have completed all of ‘em, please tell me in the comments. Better yet, share one of your own extra tips.


Read more: http://thinktraffic.net/21-quick-actions-for-massive-blog-success

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How Millionaires Approach Social Media

How Millionaires Approach Social Media | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it

I’ve interviewed over 50 business owners who have a million-dollar net worth or more. As a blogger and podcaster I am always so curious as to how they use social media in their businesses.


If I were to generalize, most of the millionaires I interview use social media, or at least have someone in their company use it. But they are very clear on what it can and cannot do for them.


Social media is just the newest marketing avenue, just like cold calling, direct mail or networking. Social media helps you find people who might need you, and provides a way to introduce yourself. It also helps others find and recommend you. The easy-to-share aspects of social media make it hard for a business to ignore.


Here are a few tips, straight from millionaires, themselves on how they handle their social media.


Get clear on what you want out of social media...


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Want More Copywriting Clients? Here’s a Surprising Way to Find Them

Want More Copywriting Clients? Here’s a Surprising Way to Find Them | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it

As a freelance copywriter, I’ve put together a nice portfolio of major corporate clients, ranging from Bay State Gas to Pizzeria Uno. And I found most of them in a rather unusual way.


I didn’t use SEO or pay-per-click. I didn’t go to networking events and shake hands with half the Rotary Club. And I didn’t take out billboards by the highway that said AWESOME COPYWRITER FOR HIRE.


I got most of these lucrative gigs in a way that wouldn’t cross many people’s minds — a way that’s unconventional and highly effective.


I sent them a sales letter.


Not the kind that’s an HTML page, but a good, old-fashioned paper letter in an envelope with an honest-to-goodness stamp.

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Tips for Starting a New Facebook Fan Page

Tips for Starting a New Facebook Fan Page | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it

One of the things many people struggle with in social media are identity issues, and I am no different. Up until yesterday, my main Facebook entities included my personal profile and my fan page for Kikolani. While I love both of these, I found some problems with sharing links to posts I’ve done elsewhere. Specifically…

 

- Links I’ve posted to my personal profile lately haven’t gotten that much attention compared to plain status updates or photos.
- The fan page for this blog is focused on posts from this blog only. Fans didn’t sign up for posts from elsewhere.


So the solution was creating a new Facebook page. This page is specifically focused on my freelance writing and blogging as a whole so it can be a platform where I can share links to anything I have written anywhere...

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The Right-brain Thinker’s Guide to Beating Blogger’s Block

The Right-brain Thinker’s Guide to Beating Blogger’s Block | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it

In his 2009 book A Whole New Mind, Daniel Pink explained that the new world of business is a great place to be a right-brain thinker. Right-brain thinkers are the creators and the empathizers. If you’re a blogger, you are probably a right-brained thinker … and you probably deal with blogger’s block on occasion.


What is blogger’s block? It’s what happens to all bloggers as they try to crank out new, original posts day after day: they eventually run out of ideas. Ever struggle with that?

 

However, have you ever thought about using your very own creative quirks to generate blog post ideas? Following is a list of qualities that right-brain thinkers have and tips on how you can use these qualities to break those moments of blogger’s block and kick out some great blog posts...

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Top 10 Blogs for Authors

Top 10 Blogs for Authors | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it
Serious writers, who have experienced some level of success, when probed, will reveal that they have done their homework.

 

They continuously read various magazines and blogs for authors, not just to help them improve their writing, but to ensure that they stay on top of the latest developments and opportunities.

 

Many of the opportunities that I’ve snagged were discovered only as a result of reading and interacting with others on various blogs. These are opportunities I never would’ve found, otherwise...

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50 Questions To Determine Social Media Marketing Success

50 Questions To Determine Social Media Marketing Success | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it

To maximize your organization’s social media effectiveness, here’s a set of fifty questions. Depending on where your organization is along the social media adoption curve, these questions can help you develop your social media marketing plans going forward by determining where you need to improve.

 

50 Questions to determine your organization’s social media success

 

Social media monitoring. Before diving into the social media waters, it’s critical to listen to the conversation.


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A great post!
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7 Reasons You're Not Generating Leads From Social Media

7 Reasons You're Not Generating Leads From Social Media | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it

Social media is a great inbound marketing tool that allows businesses and marketing teams to interact with prospects, cater to customers, promote their content, and yes, generate leads. When a business uses social media right, prospective customers have the opportunity to access great content and information via a platform they already populate and actually want to gather said content and information.

 

Additionally, when prospects do “bite,” many of them are willing to provide their contact information, click to obtain more valuable content, and then come back for more, illustrating the concept of effective use of social media for lead generation beautifully.

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Is Your Business Worth An Extra Hour Per Week? 5 Reasons Why Your Business Should Blog » Techipedia | Tamar Weinberg

Is Your Business Worth An Extra Hour Per Week? 5 Reasons Why Your Business Should Blog » Techipedia | Tamar Weinberg | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it

As a business owner, do I really have time to blog? I’m a business owner too, and I realize that we are already pressed to our limits for time. We are responsible for everything, including finding new business, working with our existing customers, interfacing with suppliers, running our books, and infinitely more.

 

Attempting to convince a business owner that we should add yet another task can understandably seem like a herculean endeavor. For anything that is going to take more time, the rewards must be tangible and immediate. As many of us cannot clearly identify what the rewards are that can be reaped by blogging, it is not placed high on the list of priorities. It should be...

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Screw Overnight Success: How to Really Build Long-Term Growth Online

Screw Overnight Success: How to Really Build Long-Term Growth Online | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it

“Actually, I’m an overnight success. But it took twenty years.” – Monty Hall

 

There’s no shortage of overnight success stories on the web. Google “make money online” and you’ll be flooded with sleazy ads promising thousands of dollars of income per day if you just buy their product. For those of you who may be new to the internet business game, it can be intimidating and even off-putting.

 

Despite what the ads will tell you, very few business people earn a comfortable living after a few days or weeks in business. A more reliable – and more profitable – way to approach your business is with a long-term plan. When you’re patient, you’ll be more likely to build a thriving audience that’s ready to support your work...

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12 Steps to Creating a Business Blog

12 Steps to Creating a Business Blog | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it

We’re buried in the Internet day in and day out. Being surrounded by the very things we talk about, it’s hard to remember sometimes that some people don’t have so much as the basics. Today, we’re going to walk you through one of the foundations of traffic building – a company blog. From the concept to the reality, here’s a step-by-step process to creating a company blog for traffic generation.


Blog Conceptualizing Stage

 

It’s easy to say, “I want to start a blog”. Without taking time for the conceptualizing, however, you’ll end up with just another blogging graveyard. As with anything else in business, it takes planning...

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12 Keys to Success on Twitter

12 Keys to Success on Twitter | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it

Twitter was never designed to be a social network but it has become one.


In fact it was designed initially in 2006 to used by individuals as an SMS type service to communicate with a small group at the podcasting company Odeo.


When I first joined Twitter in 2008, I was underwhelmed and wondered as to its usefulness. Its early attraction to me was its novelty factor.


It has overcome this challenge and four years later it has built an impressive resume.

  • Over 140 million active users as of 2012
  • Generates over 340 million tweets daily
  • Handles over 1.6 billion search queries per day
  • Tenth most visited site on the internet


In the nearly six years since its founding over 600 million users have registered Twitter accounts.


Read more: http://bit.ly/LmNT9N

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100 Ways to Become a Twitter Power User

100 Ways to Become a Twitter Power User | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it

That's a must read post, it'll learn you how you will become a Twitter power user! [note Martin Gysler]


CNNFortune reported 100 million Twitter users log in at least once a month. Half of those, 50 million, log in every day. About 55% check in with mobile devices, while about 40% just check in without actually tweeting.


Those numbers are huge for anyone who’s marketing online. But that’s not all.


Thirty-four percent of marketers who use Twitter have generated leads from its use…with 20% of those closing deals.


But how do you take advantage of this growing audience of Twitter consumers? You have to become a power user. So here are 100 proven tips to help you do just that.


And to make it easier to follow along, I’ve broken them up into 10 sections that each contain 10 tips.


Read more: http://www.quicksprout.com/2012/01/30/100-ways-to-become-a-twitter-power-user/

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The Twitter Hashtag Game

The Twitter Hashtag Game | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it

This post is part of the “Marketing That Works” Ideas Contest, showcasing 20 of the most innovative marketing ideas from the blogosphere’s up and coming marketers. If you like the post, please show your support for the contestant by tweeting, liking, sharing, and commenting below!


For my marketing idea, I created something called the “Hashtag Game.”


Like Naomi Dunford said: “It’s the shit that we do to get people to buy our shit.” There are many things we can do to attract potential readers and customers such as: producing powerful content; word of mouth; Facebook marketing; free eBooks to lure people in; and guest posting.


There are also the little, effortless things that we forget to do that can add up overtime: adding hashtags at the end of our tweets.


For example: If I were tweeting “Engagement From Scratch” . . . and let’s just say I don’t have 50,000 followers but I want to spread the word about it.


Read more: http://www.firepolemarketing.com/blog/2012/01/27/twitter-hashtag-game/

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Chuck Bartok's comment, January 28, 2012 12:12 PM
I appreciate the share of this post..Never really understood the Power of #Hashtags,
But I do like the reference to "relevance" and overuse
Martin Gysler's comment, January 28, 2012 12:45 PM
Hi Chuck! I think you're not alone in this situation. I'm glad that this post gave you an insight in this subject to better understand it. Have a great weekend!
Martin Gysler's comment, January 28, 2012 12:51 PM
Yes, you're absolutely right, Superior Network Co :-) Have an amazing Saturday ;-)
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7 Simple Rules to Success on Twitter

7 Simple Rules to Success on Twitter | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you have probably heard of Twitter. It is a rocking hot social networking site that seems to be to be used by almost everyone today. It’s on the news, on the radio and on the minds of thousands of people everywhere, every single day.


There are many different types of people on Twitter. But, most of these people are on Twitter for a single reason. They want people to know about them. They want to connect with people. Lots of people.


Did you know that there are Twitter Rules for marketing and business success in what you do. I am a marketer and have been for many years. In the last few years my business has been expanding by leaps and bounds, because of social media and the internet. But, there are rules that all marketers must follow if they are going to have success in the marketplace, especially online.


Here are the 7 Simple Rules to Success on Twitter:...


Read more: http://tweetingandbusiness.com/articles/7-simple-rules-to-success-on-twitter

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#SocialMedia Tools #Oprah Style Favorite Things: Prepare To Scream Like a Girl

#SocialMedia Tools #Oprah Style Favorite Things: Prepare To Scream Like a Girl | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it

Social Media is evolving every day, or maybe even every minute of every day. It seems that new platforms are popping up all the time, so much so that it can actually be a tad overwhelming to say the least. I find that I am constantly tweaking the platforms that I use and honestly it has been an ongoing process. However I am so excited to say that I have found an amazing cocktail of social media tools recently that has really been working wonderfully for me.


Traditional Social Media allows an amazing avenue to share content. I consider it the vehicle to drive the content and can be a powerful thing if used properly. These channels are used to drive content based on particular demographics and I use each channel differently. The cocktail that I have compiled of traditional social media and the following channels has created the ultimate rocking social media tool kit for me!...

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It's my pleasure Anise, when the content is great it must be shared :-). Happy weekend. Martin
Fiona McCallion's comment, January 7, 2012 10:27 AM
Thanks for this, Martin - your scoop.its are always interesting and informative.
Martin Gysler's comment, January 8, 2012 5:19 AM
Hi Fiona! I'm glad you like my scoop.it :-) Happy Sunday!
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4 Post Headlines that are Guaranteed to Get Readers Excited

4 Post Headlines that are Guaranteed to Get Readers Excited | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it

So, your content marketing and blogging efforts are falling flat on their face, are they? Your posts must be terrible. They aren’t getting shared or read by anyone, so they must be garbage…


Or maybe you just don’t know how to catch people’s attention.

 

When it comes to creating highly popular, viral posts for marketing and blog promotion purposes, we all know that the cornerstone is amazing content and excellent information. We also all know the importance of getting traffic to our blogs in order to convert people over to subscribers and potential customers. That’s nothing new.

Image copyright Andres Rodriguez - Fotolia.com

 

But did you know that there are four ways to change your posts on-site to further fuel the viral fire?

 

Most likely, you are already writing awesome posts, and the only reason that they aren’t getting read is because nobody is enticed enough to click through.

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Natural Evolution of a Web Community (& how to beat it)

Natural Evolution of a Web Community (& how to beat it) | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it
The typical evolution of a Web community looks and sounds a little something like this:

 

Stage 1: I love dogs! OMG, do I love dogs! If only there was a Web community to connect with others who love dogs.

Stage 2: Must. Get. Word out about my new dog community. Must host many constructive/ intelligent conversations, unlike those OTHER sites about dogs where users just howl and whine. We will be different. TELL YOUR FRIENDS! Send everyone!
Stage 3: Dude, people are joining! Operation: Let’s Talk About Dogs is becoming a success! I am so smart! Floodgates open!
Stage 4: People really are talking about dogs! They love dogs! They love my site! Community rules!
Stage 5: People are talking about EVERYTHING, not just dogs! YEY! Harmony! Bliss! UNICORN FAIRY!...

 

Don’t let the Internet win...

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Why I Wrote the Kind of Book I Hate

Why I Wrote the Kind of Book I Hate | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it

We all have pet peeves. Things that annoy us. Products that we would never spend money on. And things that we swear we’ll never do ourselves.

 

But sometimes, fate turns the tables on us. That’s what happened to me, and that’s why I ended up writing the kind of book that I usually hate.

 

It’s all because of Derek Halpern. And Ana Hoffman, and Corbett Barr, and Brian Clark. Here’s what happened.

 

Building an engaged audience, from scratch I’ve dabbled in the online world for a few years now, but my current blog is less than a year old.

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The 10 Secrets to Making a Spellbinding Video Trailer for Your Next Blog, Book, or Product Launch

The 10 Secrets to Making a Spellbinding Video Trailer for Your Next Blog, Book, or Product Launch | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it

Okay, so not everybody is a natural-born Steven Spielberg.


You might like the idea of creating a trailer for your next launch. You might even believe it’s doable after reading this guide to creating movie trailers.

 

But is it reasonable to think you can be “spellbinding?”

 

Can little old you really make a trailer that connects with visitors on such a primal level it throws them into a frenzy to subscribe?

 

Are you really capable of making a video so jaw-dropping they want to tell their friends, creating a tidal wave of viral traffic for your new project?

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Personal Branding With Social Media: How To Be Noticed In Your Industry In Under 60 Days | Ronnie Sandlin

Personal Branding With Social Media: How To Be Noticed In Your Industry In Under 60 Days | Ronnie Sandlin | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it

Today I want to talk to you about Personal Branding with Social Media. You may be asking yourself what is personal branding, how much work is involved, and how does this benefit me? The truth is you have probably been building a personal brand online for yourself with social media for the past few years, and you haven’t even realized it or taken full advantage of this opportunity.

 

If you are anything like me, you are on Facebook at least a few times a week. I post updates, upload photos, and comment on other people’s activities. By taking these actions you have in effect been developing an online personal brand and building relationships with people. Building your brand is letting the world know what you represent, what your core values are, and what people can expect from you. Basically personal brand building is a way of marketing yourself.

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How to REALLY make money from a website

How to REALLY make money from a website | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it

As much as I tell people to seriously reconsider buying too much into the hardcore “Make Money Online” hype, I can not argue against its allure and the fact that, well, people DO make money online.

 

The problem is, there are the usual caveats:

- It’s not fast.
- It’s not easy.
- You WILL encounter problems and tough challenges.
- You might not always enjoy it.

 

These are challenges facing Roman who asked me for a blog critique. He has been building a site all about his experience of creating a website that makes money called “How this website makes money” (how meta). Problem is, while he is getting some pretty OK traffic, it isn’t making him much money...

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9 Essential Tips for Warm Blogger Outreach Pitches

9 Essential Tips for Warm Blogger Outreach Pitches | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it

The insurgence of the blogosphere has taught marketers and bloggers a lot about the importance of relationships — both good and bad. While there are many ways bloggers and brands are working together, there are a few best practices that have been set along the way to make those working relationships win-win.


Remember your first date? Whether it went well or was a nightmare, from that point on you set a standard for your ideal date, and the type of person you wanted to date. The same is true with developing blogger relationships, and creating a warm pitch. You must first get to to know the blogger, make a good first impression, and know how to win them over...

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