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9 Ways to Improve the Signal to Noise Ratio on Twitter - Brian Solis

9 Ways to Improve the Signal to Noise Ratio on Twitter - Brian Solis | Social on the GO!!! | Scoop.it

Yes it's a fact... we live in an overloaded information stream! Brian Solis gives us an interesting point of view about this matter. [note mg]

 

Even at 250 million Tweets per day in addition to the updates across Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, and every other feed that we willfully subscribe to, information overload is in of itself a fallacy. But the feeling the overload of information is very real and a reflection of our inability to pull the levers necessary to decrease noise and improve signal. Doing so, requires some very blatant actions that don’t simply reduce the volume of the information we don’t care to see as often, it requires disconnecting from human beings. Whether we’re severing ties with individuals or those representing an organization we once supported, it’s emotional. It’s an action that carries an element of guilt knowing that at some point, our action will cause an incremental blow to the psyche of the individual we’re unfollowing.

 

I know…so what right?

 

Read more: http://bit.ly/J87l5N


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Is the New Facebook Timeline a Failure in Design? | Jeffbullas's Blog

Is the New Facebook Timeline a Failure in Design? | Jeffbullas's Blog | Social on the GO!!! | Scoop.it

Generally people don’t like change!


The majority of us like routine and familiarity. Mess with someone’s habitual routine and watch them start to sweat, stress and squirm.

 

They also say that a change is as good as a holiday but is all change good?

 

Facebook’s new timeline is now live on both the personal profiles and pages and it has taken the known and familiar and replaced it with a very new design.

 

Steve Jobs said in an interview with Wired magazine in 1997 “People think that design is how it looks, but it goes much deeper than that, it is actually how it works”

 

So does the new Facebook timeline design “work”?

 

The impact for business is that it needs to evaluate the implications of these changes to ensure that they maintain their engagement and utilise the stronger visual format that the brand “pages” now have.

 

So the changes are in place and the dust has settled, what are the implications for the managers, administrators and users of the “new”Facebook timeline “page”.

 

Read more: http://bit.ly/IHzypE


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April Lougheed's comment, May 5, 2012 5:09 PM
There is still a learning curve for me.
Martin Gysler's comment, May 6, 2012 5:08 PM
Yes April, for me too :)
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How to Use Hashtags on Twitter: A Simple Guide for Marketers

How to Use Hashtags on Twitter: A Simple Guide for Marketers | Social on the GO!!! | Scoop.it

A simple guide to understanding how to effectively use Twitter hashtags in marketing and how you shouldn't! [note mg]

 

Every time we host live webinars (and as this long list suggests, that is quite often), quite a few attendees get confused about what to do with the hashtag we provide. What is it? What does it do? How do you create one? Let me explain!

 

What is a hashtag?

 

A Twitter hashtag is simply a keyword phrase, spelled out without spaces, with a pound sign (#) in front of it. For example, #inboundchat and #ILoveChocolate are both hashtags.

 

What does a hashtag do?

 

A Twitter hashtag ties the conversations of different users into one stream, which you can find by searching the hastag in Twitter Search or by using a third-party monitoring tool such as HootSuite.

 

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angel Graham's comment, May 8, 2012 7:26 PM
I need to learn more about hashtags and twitter. This should help out a bit more. I'm learning to use a few. Thank you.
Martin Gysler's comment, May 9, 2012 5:20 AM
It's my pleasure Angel! Using Hashtags is finally simple, which is sometimes difficult is to remember to include them in posts ... :)
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A Stalker’s Guide to Competitive Research

A Stalker’s Guide to Competitive Research | Social on the GO!!! | Scoop.it

Competitive research is an area that’s either completely overlooked by a brand, or taken to an extreme level while missing the basic goals that need to be reached. Because competitive research becomes a cornerstone for strategy development, it’s important to research from inside the trees, and outside of the forest.

 

Overall, brands need to:

Identify what others are already doing in the space, and how successful they are. Identify areas of opportunity and weaknesses within their specific vertical. Identify what tactics a competitor is using to gain a competitive advantage.

 

What We’re Doing

 

We approach competitive research with these fundamental questions:

What is their link building strategy? How are they leveraging social media? Identify areas of weakness or opportunity in their strategy (notice whether they’re focusing strictly on their brand, or expanding into other social areas for maximum reach). How all these facets work together: focus on their overall “marketing strategy” rather than segregating them into “search” and “social.” Continuing the stalking with tips and tools. Read more: http://www.blueglass.com/blog/a-stalkers-guide-to-competitive-research/
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Finding Balance in the Age of Digital Overload

Finding Balance in the Age of Digital Overload | Social on the GO!!! | Scoop.it

When the Author Dean Whitney says: "You need a “system” you can trust" I think it is right. Today we have so many information so that we really need a system [note Martin Gysler]

 

It's a new year and a great time to talk about goals and balance. If you are like me, your work is always with you. You wake up and check your email on the computer and if you're not near the computer, the iPhone or Blackberry is always within reach. As digital information becomes more accessible so to does our ability to communicate. For every actionable email there seems to be 10 emails with useful information and 100 useless cc's and spam emails. Then there’s the rest of life: mental, spiritual and physical realities. Our real world relationships, our dreams and our health needs to be in balance with all this digital information. Without proper and directed focus, years can go by without making significant progress.

 

Your life goals don’t ask you for permission to use “push notifications”

 

S.U.D.S or “Seemingly Unimportant Decisions”. Everyday we need to make hundreds, even thousands of decisions. From what to wear, eat, what time to get up, exercise, which emails to reply to, what to read, and how to spend our time. The problem is that all the really important and beneficial tasks don't bug you if you don’t perform them....


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how to customize facebook cover photos

how to customize facebook cover photos | Social on the GO!!! | Scoop.it

To have a cool timeline cover photo can be an important thing for you, then you will find some tools and advices in this post. [note mg]


Ever thought of having a coolest timeline cover photos, there are many websites out there providing this service, and i will mention few and the best of them. How to customize facebook cover photos ?

 

Read more: http://bit.ly/JiZe5B


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5 Ways to Turn Twitter into Your Most Powerful Social Media Tool

5 Ways to Turn Twitter into Your Most Powerful Social Media Tool | Social on the GO!!! | Scoop.it

What do you use as your daily Social Media dashboard every day?


Most likely not Twitter.com I am guessing.

 

Yet, in recent months, there were a great number of browser extensions released, specifically for Twitter.com. They help you create a much greater experience right inside Twitter.com.

 

What I like best about this is that you are in charge regarding how many bells and whistles you are adding. You can basically fully customize your own Social Media dashboard.

 

So here are my top 5 finds you can use to make Twitter.com a truly powerful Social Media tool for you:...

 

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10 Content Marketing Goals Worth Pursuing

10 Content Marketing Goals Worth Pursuing | Social on the GO!!! | Scoop.it

Content is the new buzzword, but content alone has no magical powers. It won't transform your business or get you where you need to go ... until you add one thing... Which? It's what you'll find in this excellent post with ten goals to follow! [note Martin Gysler]

 

Ever wonder why content marketing works so well for some businesses … and doesn’t seem to do anything at all for others?

 

Curious about why some content that seems great doesn’t do anything to build the business?

 

“Content is king” has been an online cliché for years now, but it’s not true. It’s never been true.

 

Content all by itself — even terrific content — is just content.

 

It may be entertaining. It may be educational. It may contain the secret to world peace and fresh, minty breath, all rolled into one.

 

But it has no magical powers. It won’t transform your business or get you where you need to go, until you add one thing …

 

Content marketing is a meaningless exercise without business goals.

 

Read more: http://www.copyblogger.com/content-marketing-goals/


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5 Reasons Social Media Measurement is Making You Lie to Yourself

5 Reasons Social Media Measurement is Making You Lie to Yourself | Social on the GO!!! | Scoop.it

Social media measurement causes unsavory (and ineffective) marketing behavior because unlike the rest of our marketing key performance indicators, social media metrics are out there for anyone to see.


Was it a surprise last week when Presidential wannabe Newt Gingrich was (allegedly) busted for having 1.3 million followers on Twitter, most of which were bots and fake accounts? Not really. It may have raised an eyebrow that someone applying for the most important job in the world would (allegedly) stoop to fakery to boost follower counts. But despite some initial reluctance, politics has embraced the social media Egosystem as much or more than any other industry.

 

(Nice analysis on it from Ian Lurie over at Conversation Marketing)


Being a former political consultant myself, this kerfuffle got me pondering about social media measurement and the bigger lessons of key performance indicators. I see five.


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Carey Leahy's comment, January 12, 2012 6:49 PM
Shared through facebook group - quality vs quantity!
Martin Gysler's comment, January 13, 2012 3:45 AM
Hi Carey, I'm glad you like this post and thank you to spread it to your online world. Cheers! Martin
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3 Stats to Think About When Crafting Your Social Media Campaign

3 Stats to Think About When Crafting Your Social Media Campaign | Social on the GO!!! | Scoop.it

"The numbers speak for themselves and do not betray the poor quality that is provided by most companies in the area of social media. To convince you, read this article, which says a lot, supporting figures!"

 

There’s a lot involved with building your social media presence–so much so, that it’s easy for small business owners to feel overwhelmed and become unsure of what they should be focusing on. And then you come across some startling stats that show just how big the disconnect really is.

 

I present you with three social media stats to ponder. Think about how they may reflect your own social media strategy.


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