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Content Marketing: Heaps of Trash & Troves of Treasure

Content Marketing: Heaps of Trash & Troves of Treasure | SocialMedia Source | Scoop.it

One Social Media maven's take on creating Trash and Treasure in the Social Media realm.

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7 Editing Tips to Improve your Blog-Writing Skills

7 Editing Tips to Improve your Blog-Writing Skills | SocialMedia Source | Scoop.it
Work on your technique continuously and your work will attract readers.
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The Business Hazards of Online Oversharing

The Business Hazards of Online Oversharing | SocialMedia Source | Scoop.it
Image When it comes to social media, everybody has one of those friends or followers – you know, the one whose Facebook timeline or Twitter feed features a running account of their day, ranging from work-related minutia to relationship issues and ...
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How to create and share your own beautiful online newspaper – Scoop.it & Buffer team up

How to create and share your own beautiful online newspaper – Scoop.it & Buffer team up | SocialMedia Source | Scoop.it

Many Scoop.it curators have asked, how about we can also Buffer whenever we scoop? Today, Buffer has announced exactly that as they unveil the brand new Scoop.it and Buffer integration.

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Twitter’s API Crackdown May Be Bad For Users, Even If They Never Notice

Twitter’s API Crackdown May Be Bad For Users, Even If They Never Notice | SocialMedia Source | Scoop.it
This week Twitter launched its new API. There are still lots of questions about what this means for developers, and what role developers have played in Twitter's rise. But the general consensus seems to be that it doesn't matter much for most users.
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After Long Startup Journey, Seesmic Is Bought By Hootsuite

After Long Startup Journey, Seesmic Is Bought By Hootsuite | SocialMedia Source | Scoop.it
Seesmic is one of those startups that never quit, it just kept pivoting. And today, it's getting rewarded for all the work -- we're hearing it is about to close a sale to Hootsuite.
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3 Shocking Social Media Stats That Will Amp Up Your Marketing

3 Shocking Social Media Stats That Will Amp Up Your Marketing | SocialMedia Source | Scoop.it
We recently uncovered some seriously shocking social media statistics – take this one for instance – it’s said that more than 600 million people who own a mobile phone don’t own a toothbrush. Crazy, right?
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How to Use Crowdsourcing in Social Media to Develop Loyalty

How to Use Crowdsourcing in Social Media to Develop Loyalty | SocialMedia Source | Scoop.it
Social media can multi-task. It can Image increase your reach and influence, facilitate customer service, track leads and conversions, and even help build an invested following of loyal fans.
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Pinteresting and Pinformational: 4 Tools for Business

Pinteresting and Pinformational: 4 Tools for Business | SocialMedia Source | Scoop.it
Pinterest is growing like crazy. Still in its experimental phase as a social media site, companies are scrambling to discover how best to use Pinterest for business.
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Blog Shorts: Business Blogging The Easy Way

Blog Shorts: Business Blogging The Easy Way | SocialMedia Source | Scoop.it

Blogs that frequently post high quality content attract up to 5x more traffic than blogs that are not as frequently updated. However, small business owners don’t have time to spend on researching and writing frequent blog posts. Something has to give...

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5 Ways to Double Your Twitter Followers in 10 Minutes a Day

5 Ways to Double Your Twitter Followers in 10 Minutes a Day | SocialMedia Source | Scoop.it

Contrary to popular belief, social media doesn't have to be time consuming and there's no reason you have to check Twitter every hour.

 

You can double your Twitter Followers in 10 minutes a day.

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Using Hashtags Haphazardly Can Be Detrimental to Your Twitter Presence

Using Hashtags Haphazardly Can Be Detrimental to Your Twitter Presence | SocialMedia Source | Scoop.it
Ah, the hashtag blunder.We've seen Kenneth Cole engage in it, and now we've seen another - Celeb Boutique. ...
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How to Build a Social Brand That’s a Sweet Orange in a World of Bitter Apples!

How to Build a Social Brand That’s a Sweet Orange in a World of Bitter Apples! | SocialMedia Source | Scoop.it

How do you build a brand that is a sweet orange in an online social world of bitter apples? How do the brands that leave lasting imprints in your head do it?

 

23 Tips to Build a Brand that is a Sweet Orange in a World of Bitter Apples.

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Three Easy Ways to Promote Your Twitter Followers

Three Easy Ways to Promote Your Twitter Followers | SocialMedia Source | Scoop.it

Our culture values promoting others, and social media is a great example of that.  Instead of picking a certain day of the week (#FollowFriday), we should have a regular habit of promoting our Twitter followers. Adding value to our followers is the best way to create not just a following, but a loyal following. Here are three un-cheesy ways to promote your Twitter community.

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Dealing with Negative Comments Online from Your Employees

Dealing with Negative Comments Online from Your Employees | SocialMedia Source | Scoop.it
 There is a lot of advice out there on how to deal with Image negative comments online from your customers – typically it comes down to apologizing and offering a solution, just like with any medium through which complaints may be lodged.
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Mobile Search: 4 Ways it is Different

Mobile Search: 4 Ways it is Different | SocialMedia Source | Scoop.it

Sources estimate that mobile search will surpass desktop search by the end of 2013 or midway through 2014. To frame it another way: in just a few months your company will more likely be found on a mobile device than on a desktop or laptop.

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Study Explodes the Myth of Internet-Based Information Overload

Study Explodes the Myth of Internet-Based Information Overload | SocialMedia Source | Scoop.it
Listen to enough hysterical warnings and dire forecasts and you’d think that information overload is leading us to some kind of bleak, post-apocalyptic future.
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The 5 Step Plan to Start Driving Leads from Social Media

The 5 Step Plan to Start Driving Leads from Social Media | SocialMedia Source | Scoop.it
Social media can serve many business purposes ranging from public relations to customer service to community building.
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FINRA Regulatory Notice 12-29: Its Impact on Social Media Use

FINRA Regulatory Notice 12-29: Its Impact on Social Media Use | SocialMedia Source | Scoop.it
The Financial Services industry has been the focus of much of the tightening legislation, particularly in how different loan packages are offered, investment opportunities are marketed and futures are sold.

 

FINRA Regulatory Notice 12-29...

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10 Google+ Circles Marketers Should Follow

10 Google+ Circles Marketers Should Follow | SocialMedia Source | Scoop.it
Follow these Google+ circles for insights about marketing, technology, digital branding, social media, and blogging.
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Pinterest Mobile: First-Ever Native iPad and Android Apps

Pinterest Mobile: First-Ever Native iPad and Android Apps | SocialMedia Source | Scoop.it
Pinterest today rolled out an all-new update to its iOS app, Version 2.0. This includes an all-new version of Pinterest customized for the iPad.

The company has also debuted its first ever native app for the Android operating system.
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The Future of Media is Currently in Production [VIDEO]

The Future of Media is Currently in Production [VIDEO] | SocialMedia Source | Scoop.it
Broadcast journalism evolves with every new medium that emerges.
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How Guest Posting Propelled One Site From 0 to 100,000 Customers

How Guest Posting Propelled One Site From 0 to 100,000 Customers | SocialMedia Source | Scoop.it
Could guest posts be your secret path to earning big traffic and monthly revenue? Leo Widrich, co-founder of BufferApp, shares his guest blogging strategy – one that has helped his company acquire more than 100,000 customers in nine months.
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How to Start Conversations That Make Instant Connections

How to Start Conversations That Make Instant Connections | SocialMedia Source | Scoop.it
Follow these 12 steps to become a better communicator and build productive business relationships.

 

While this was not intended to be a social media piece, I think it is none the less applicable.

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Is Google+ The Best Social Network For Marketers After All?

Is Google+ The Best Social Network For Marketers After All? | SocialMedia Source | Scoop.it

Chris Horton says, "I hate to admit it, I may have been a little harsh on Google these past months." Like many, including me, he rushed to judgment, dismissing the tech giant's year-old Google+ social network...

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