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Is Your Content Worthy of a Like, Share, Pin, Retweet, Google +1? | Social Media Today

Is Your Content Worthy of a Like, Share, Pin, Retweet, Google +1? | Social Media Today | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it

This is a question that each person active on social media should ask himself a day or another. Have you ever thought? [note mg]

 

How many hours have you spent adding buttons, gadgets and widgets to your new blog or website? You research the right tools, share buttons, share bars, analytic tracking tools and more. You install them with a hope and a prayer that someone somewhere is going to use them.

 

However, unfortunately many business leaders find they don’t get used. The share buttons sit on their site with the lonely zero or default +1. Chances are your pocket book or wallet might be feeling a little lonely too.

 

What if you took the same time you spend on the share bars, share buttons and tools and instead first focus on something worthy of a share? I know it sounds like a crazy concept because after all it’s far easier to focus on the bright shiny objects, geeky tools and data analytics.

 

Trust me, I am a data junkie and could literally spend all day helping my clients dig into the heads of their target audiences with a goal of embedding their brand in their brains!

 

Is your content worthy of a share?

 

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Holy Kaw! Extreme Google+ Engagement Unlocked!

Holy Kaw! Extreme Google+ Engagement Unlocked! | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it
Is it possible for someone with less than 1000 followers to get equivalent engagement on Google+ as Guy Kawasaki with more than 6M? The answer is YES!
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This experiment conducted by Christine DeGraff demonstrates that raw 'follow' numbers bear little relevance to actionable influence.

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LinkedIn Is the New Letter of Recommendation

LinkedIn Is the New Letter of Recommendation | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it
Due to the universal acceptance of LinkedIn in all matters employment the traditional reference letter has been relegated to the analog dust bin.

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(From the article): The LinkedIn recommendation IS the new reference letter. After a recruiter determines that your resume meets fundamental requirements the next step they take 99.9 percent of the time is to check out your LinkedIn profile. This is a good thing — assuming you have spent quality time on your profile.
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(From the article): The LinkedIn recommendation IS the new reference letter. After a recruiter determines that your resume meets fundamental requirements the next step they take 99.9 percent of the time is to check out your LinkedIn profile. This is a good thing — assuming you have spent quality time on your profile.

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How to Be Remarkable in a Noisy Social Media World

How to Be Remarkable in a Noisy Social Media World | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it
Whatever industry you operate in, the first battle you have to win over the hearts, minds and dollars of your potential customers is to rise above the noise and grab their attention by doing something different.

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(From the article): Whatever industry you operate in, the first battle you have to win over the hearts, minds and dollars of your potential customers is to rise above the noise and grab their attention by doing something different. Don’t let your marketing take the back seat. It’s not the best product, but the product that has the ability to spread that will most likely succeed.

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The New Rules of the Social Age

The New Rules of the Social Age | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it
The Industrial Age has ended. In this guest post, Ted Coine shares 3 rules for leaders to ensure their organization survive, and thrive, in the Social Age.
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It’s the Social Age now, and it will be for quite some time to come.

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donhornsby's curator insight, September 11, 2:19 PM

(From the article) In the Social Age, it’s all about trust.

Like empowerment, most leaders get this exactly wrong. The trust imperative isn’t about getting others to trust you as a leader: it’s all about trusting your people to show up at work like the mature, responsible adults you hired them to be.

This means tearing up rulebooks, discarding policy manuals, and backing off the stifling metrics Industrial Age management used to make sure no one was stepping out of line.

In the Social Age, there is no line to step out of. In this economy, only the inventive will survive – and only trusted employees have the room they need to invent your future.

Jacob Froelich's curator insight, September 11, 7:01 PM

The history books will be written about the actions and decisions we make today! Exciting!

Lisa McCarthy's curator insight, September 14, 10:46 AM

What used to seem very good leadership practices in the Industrial Age was good, or at least efficient. But the Industrial Age is over. And it’s not coming back. It’s the Social Age now, and it will be for quite some time to come.

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What Is A CMS And What Are Some Popular CMS | Infographic

What Is A CMS And What Are Some Popular CMS | Infographic | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it
Every major news and blog publication like the BBC and CNN use content management systems (CMS). The reason they use CMS is because it makes the whole process of a making a new web page a lot easier and quicker. CMS doesn't have a completely new page for every page in a website or a…
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4 Myths of Social Media Advertising [Infographic] - SocialTimes

4 Myths of Social Media Advertising [Infographic] - SocialTimes | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it

Social advertising is on the rise. Consumers are flocking to various platforms to discuss products and services, but measuring ROI has been a struggle for brands. How well does social media advertising really work? A new infographic from AOL Platforms looks at data from marketing analytics platform Convertro to dispel some of the myths.


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How well does social media advertising really work? 

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How to Use Social Video for Communicating Your Brand (Infographic)

How to Use Social Video for Communicating Your Brand (Infographic) | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it
Did you know that viewers watch more than 6 billion hours of video on YouTube per month? Or that, according to Nielsen, YouTube reaches more U.S. adults age 18-34 than any cable network? (source) The…

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5 Social Media Tips for Business Owners

5 Social Media Tips for Business Owners | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it
While social media has been around for a couple of years, many business owners are still not using it to its maximum potential.

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(From the article) These are just five social media ideas you can use to either increase the effectiveness of your existing marketing strategies or help you get the maximum benefit out of social media.  There are so many more creative ways to use social media whether your intention is to brand your business, build a relationship with your audience, or simply sell more products and services. The bottom line is that you should not ignore social media as a marketing channel as it can really take your business to the next level.

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Email Marketing Vs Social Media

Email Marketing Vs Social Media | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it

Email Marketing and Social Media seem to always be going head to head these days. I am here to argue that you shouldn’t look at the two as competing forces, but as partners for a common goal. Email marketing and social media both have seen great growth in the past few years, and they can be used in harmony together to help you create a lead generation machine. Before we go through that I think it would be best to give you an overview of email and social media today.


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Moumita Gryffindorian Dasgupta's curator insight, September 8, 1:29 AM

Now the battle shun out whom Email or Social Media, who can work more seamlessly for your business?

John Lam's curator insight, September 8, 2:22 PM

This interesting article discusses about marketers finding e-mails and social media as effective ways in communicating with its customers, as well as generating new leads. The article also gives some data about the effectiveness of either the e-mail method or social media. 

 

I think the article is pretty interesting because I would think marketers have moved away with the traditional e-mail method, and more towards social method. I guess some marketers are still very traditional and old-fashion. 

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Three Steps To Writing The Perfect LinkedIn Summary

Three Steps To Writing The Perfect LinkedIn Summary | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it
Your LinkedIn profile is one of the most important career marketing tools you have. Here's the simple 3-step process for writing a compelling LinkedIn summary that will get you noticed.

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How can you create a summary that stands out from the crowd while still being true to the real you?

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OXY GREY's curator insight, September 8, 3:15 AM

Les 3 étapes simples pour être repéré sur LinkedIn.

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Could Content Marketing Replace the Human Sales Team?

Could Content Marketing Replace the Human Sales Team? | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it
B2B buyers don’t want your brand’s help making their decisions. They are independent.
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(From the article): A well-written whitepaper, case study, or website can accurately convey all the information a buyer might need to make his or her decision. Does it replace a human? Of course not. Neither does the self-checkout lane at the grocery store—that’s why there is still a person helping customers checkout and fielding problems. But it allows those people who want to make the purchase on their own, to do just that.

 

This is why content continues to be the major force behind all marketing and business efforts. For business transactions to happen, whether on a B2C or B2B level, you have to give the modern buyer the option to make his or her decision independently.

 

If buyers falter, or there isn’t content that answers their questions, businesses still need to be ready to hand-hold them through the process. That is where a human can step back in (even if it’s digitally) in the form of customer support.

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Make Your Content Memorable. Here's How

Make Your Content Memorable. Here's How | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it

Visual is now an integral part of any content marketing initiatives.

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Recognize your customer is untethered from your brand; one in five shoppers never left their couches in the most recent holiday shopping season. Your goods and service may be somewhat anonymous to them or the purchases decision was made even prior to visiting your web site.Understand who your customer is in start-up language that’s known as a brand persona. In the ancient days it was referred to as a customer demographic, although some geeks will disagree with our labeling
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25 Awesome Social Media Tools You Should Be Using (Infographic)

25 Awesome Social Media Tools You Should Be Using (Infographic) | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it

A great infographic featuring tools that you or your brand should be using in your social media efforts.

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Download for Free 2.6 Million Images from Books Published Over Last 500 Years on Flickr

Download for Free 2.6 Million Images from Books Published Over Last 500 Years on Flickr | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it
Thanks to Kalev Leetaru, a Yahoo! Fellow in Residence at Georgetown University, you can now head over to a new collection at Flickr and search through an archive of 2.6 million public domain images, all extracted from books, magazines and newspapers published over a 500 year period. Eventually this archive will grow to 14.6 million images.
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In case you’re wondering, all images can be downloaded for free. They’re all public domain.

 

More information about the new Flickr project can be found at the Internet Archive.

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check out all these awesome images that you can use with full rights.  A picture says a thousand words.

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Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn: Which is the Best to Work for? #infographic

Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn: Which is the Best to Work for? #infographic | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it

Social media marketing has created a number of jobs – but which is the best to work for? And which employees get the best bonuses? Brandify has all the answers in this infographic.


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6 Handy Resources to Help Solve Your Biggest Content Creation Problems

6 Handy Resources to Help Solve Your Biggest Content Creation Problems | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it
Need help with your content creation efforts? Check out these HubSpot Partner resources.
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Content creation shouldn't stop once you’ve sealed the deal. After your company has closes a new customer, the next step is delighting them so they become promoters of your brand. It's a fine line of providing helpful content but also pushing your customer to act as a cheerleader for your company. In this blog post, you’ll learn five quick tips for charming your customers so they tell everyone they know how awesome your really are.

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8 Visual Content Apps to Create Stunning Images and Videos

8 Visual Content Apps to Create Stunning Images and Videos | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it

Do you want to present visual messages in new ways?

 

Are you looking for new design tools to help you create visual content?

 

Social media is nothing without images. From simple blog graphics to memes and videos, visuals help us communicate with and engage our audiences.

 

This article shows you eight design resources and tools that can help you create visual content quickly and easily.


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Social media is nothing without images. From simple blog graphics to memes and videos, visuals help us communicate with and engage our audiences.

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How to Maximize Your LinkedIn Publishing Exposure

How to Maximize Your LinkedIn Publishing Exposure | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it
Have you tried LinkedIn's publishing feature? This article I'll share five tips for optimizing your content for LinkedIn publishing.
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(From the article): No matter where you publish, ask yourself what you would like the reader to do next, and then include that call to action (CTA) at the bottom of your article.

 

Walter Chen, CEO of iDoneThis, wanted more people to download his team’s new ebook via an opt-in page. He had a single post reach the front page of a really popular channel and take off. Since he had used a strong CTA at the bottom of the post, he ended up with over 1,000 ebook downloads.

 

A compelling CTA is incredibly easy to add to your post. Don’t leave readers with a seven-sentence byline plugging all of your social media profiles. End the article with a single CTA that points people to a compelling landing page.

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Time Matters: Make Your Social Media Channels Count Whatever the Hour or Territory

Time Matters: Make Your Social Media Channels Count Whatever the Hour or Territory | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it

Like great comedy, great social media postings are all about timing. But what are the optimum times and how do you coordinate your postings across the world?

 

It’s tough enough to come up with relevant content for your social media channels. But once that perfectly tailored content has been created and is ready to deploy, there is another equally pressing question that needs to be addressed – when should you deploy it? 


Via Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com
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(From the article): Use accepted best times for posting on social media outlets as a starting point – but analyze your own data to uncover the optimum times for your own customers.

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How to Promote Products With Social Media: 4 Examples |

How to Promote Products With Social Media: 4 Examples | | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it
Do you sell your products online? This article shows how well-known and startup companies are mixing social media and e-commerce to garner more sales.
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Expect to see even greater interactivity as sites begin to fully explore what’s possible when websites, social media and e-commerce collide.

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Why you should get a Graphic Designer to Help Build your Ecommerce Website

Why you should get a Graphic Designer to Help Build your Ecommerce Website | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it

Designing and creating an eCommerce website will take some time and effort. Thankfully, when looking for a hosting provider, many offer web design services and tools that let you build your site as you want. But no matter how many fancy programs and tools a web host provider gives you, there is a limit to what can be done with pre-built templates and themes. If you really want your website to be different and unique, you should definitely look into hiring a graphic designer.


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Joseph Welke's curator insight, September 7, 10:54 PM

It is important to have a graphic designer design your eCommerce website. By doing so, you will have someone with expertise specifically design a unique layout that will distinguish you from the others. Not only will your site be unique, but it can also be cost saving. People who expert in this field will know the in and outs of the industry and can find the most cost effective way to create your site and its applications.

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5 Ways to Use Twitter That Don’t Involve Tweeting

5 Ways to Use Twitter That Don’t Involve Tweeting | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it

If the thought of sending your 140-character thoughts out into the world has you paralyzed, never fear: there are plenty of ways to use Twitter that don’t actually involve tweeting.


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(From the article): Without sending a single tweet, you are able to tap into pretty much any topic under the sun. There are conversations about basketball, basket weaving and everything in between happening right now on Twitter. Whatever you’re interested in, you can find a community and listen in on what they have to say.

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BSN's curator insight, September 8, 4:44 AM

5 Ways to Use Twitter That Don’t Involve Tweeting.

#socialmedia #twitter #business

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Where To Find The Best Stock Images

Where To Find The Best Stock Images | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it

Buying and searching for stock images can be a tedious and expensive task, especially if you stick to the standard sites. But there are other sites out there, and many of them are better than the status quo. Here are eight sites with great stock photos.

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Tina Stock's curator insight, September 7, 3:28 PM

Smart, funny, quirky.  I love it...

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Five Ways to Use LinkedIn as an Employee Engagement Tool

Five Ways to Use LinkedIn as an Employee Engagement Tool | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it
This post is the first in a series on social media tools and their applicability to employee engagement – an area that many companies are still trying to figure out and one that has tremendous power.

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donhornsby's curator insight, September 5, 9:49 AM

When designing a comprehensive employee engagement campaign, think about the following opportunities that LinkedIn presents:

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Why Social Media and Content Marketing Matters #Infographic

Why Social Media and Content Marketing Matters #Infographic | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it

Why should Social Media and Content Marketing matter to you?

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