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A Great Twitter Cheat Sheet for Teachers

A Great Twitter Cheat Sheet for Teachers | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it
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read also my curation about it here:

- http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?q=Twitter

- http://www.scoop.it/t/social-media-and-its-influence?q=Twitter

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Susan Liner Fisher's comment, December 14, 2012 7:20 PM
thanks for all of the great posts to rescoop!!
Wendi Pillars's curator insight, December 15, 2012 1:12 PM

A handy printable to share and encourage others to try Twitter!

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A Guide to Pinterest Marketing in 9 Steps.

A Guide to Pinterest Marketing in 9 Steps. | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it

In this Guide to Pinterest Marketing  you’ll find tips for those who want to get started on Pinterest and for those who want to make the most of their current presence on Pinterest.

 

You can skip sections that you are already familiar with and move towards those that might help you take your Pinterest Marketing to the next level.

 

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A great overview of how you can use Pinterest in your daily social media marketing efforts.  

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The top 50 apps for creative minds

The top 50 apps for creative minds | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it
Our pick of the best tablet and smartphone tools to enable you to make films, music, art and more
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A great list!

 

(From the article): So, you’re not David Bailey just because Instagram helped you share a nice photo of your cat, and you’re not Aphex Twin because a music app helped you make a nice beat. But you’ve had fun enjoying a little bit of the creative experience that those and other artists have made their work. With that in mind, here are 50 of the apps to unlock your creativity – and that of your children too, from coding to storytelling.

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5 Ways to Become a LinkedIn Ninja

5 Ways to Become a LinkedIn Ninja | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it

Building a strong LinkedIn network takes time. Scrambling to build a profile and connections when your current position has suddenly become “qualified manager seeking opportunities” is not attractive. I hear this again and again from my speaking audiences– stories of folks who waited too late and then had to scramble. 

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(From the article): What advice do you have for creating a Ninja-like LinkedIn Profile? - See more at: http://letsgrowleaders.com/learning-development/4-ways-to-become-a-linkedin-ninja/#sthash.gLabM0LQ.dpuf

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Social Sharing Habits: New Research Reveals What People Like to Share

Social Sharing Habits: New Research Reveals What People Like to Share | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it
Are you curious about which type of social content gets the most shares?

Are social shares part of how you measure social marketing return on investment (ROI)?

Do you wonder which social channels’ users share most frequently?

In this article you’ll discover the most recent findings about what types of content get shared most, which channels seem to have the most users who share and what posting times result in the most shares.

Via Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com, John van den Brink
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(From the article): Tailoring your social media strategy using these findings could help you get more shares and spread brand reach.

 

While nearly all companies stand to benefit from a presence on Facebook, social channels with smaller audiences still offer opportunities.

 

Businesses with younger audiences have opportunities on Instagram, where a 2015 Pew study found that 53% of all Internet users ages 18 to 29 are active. Half in that age group use Instagram daily.

 

Marketers in the athletic industry may get more share action on Twitter, which seems to be a gathering place for sports fans.

On Pinterest, retailers have a chance to provide the deals and new products users want to share with their friends. Sharing excellent content raises Pinterest users’ profiles and gives them a way to connect with friends, building their relationships.

 

Finally, experimenting with posting times could prove a low-cost way to get more shares.

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New Research Reveals Instagram Users Like to Shop

New Research Reveals Instagram Users Like to Shop | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it
Research shows Instagram users like brands and are shoppers. In this article you'll find out how this could impact your social media marketing.
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Research shows Instagram users like brands and are shoppers, so more businesses are looking into marketing opportunities on this fast-growing platform.

 

In this article you’ll discover the most recent findings about Instagram users and how this could impact your social media marketing.

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6 Things You Need to Write an Effective Call to Action

6 Things You Need to Write an Effective Call to Action | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it

The call to action, or CTA, is without a doubt the most important piece of copy you’ll write for your webpage, email or advertisement. It’s the pitch that creates the revenue that fuels your business.

 

That’s why you can’t risk winging it when it comes to phrasing your CTAs. You need to know what to say, how to say it and who you’re saying it to, or you risk putting a serious dent in your sales or signup numbers.

 

So, we’ve put together this list of six tips to help guide you down the path to killer CTA creation. Follow these steps and you’ll have a much greater chance of getting your audience to click where and when you want them to.

 

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This is a great actionable list on how to craft the best CTA (Call To Action). Must read. Must master this. 

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Playola is an easy video clipper and sound mixer

Playola is an easy video clipper and sound mixer | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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Has anyone tried Payola? What do you think of it? 

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How to Respond to People on Twitter: A Simple Guide for Businesses #infographic

How to Respond to People on Twitter: A Simple Guide for Businesses #infographic | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it
Thanks to Twitter, businesses are closer to consumers than ever before.

Via Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com
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It's important to have a solid strategy for responding to tweets so you can keep your customers happy and drive engagement on Twitter. Should you include a link in your response? How much punctuation (?, !) should you use? Are emoticons off the table?

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SageRave's curator insight, March 21, 6:10 PM

Another good infographic!

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Is SEO Dead? NOOOOOOO! - SEW

Is SEO Dead? NOOOOOOO! - SEW | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it
 If you work in SEO you know SEO isn't dead. If you don't do real SEO for a living, well, you're just going to have to trust us.

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(From the article): SEO isn't for the faint of heart or the lazy due to its complexity. This is also why SEO isn't cheap.

 

To work in SEO and succeed, you must keep your skills and knowledge up to date, and constantly add new skills to your professional toolbox.

 

Google changed the algorithm between 50-80 times a month last year (on average). In addition, there were at least 10 major updates including the complete overhaul of how Google does search with the launch of Hummingbird. We're required to understand what is happening in search, but we also must have a holistic understanding of the website itself.

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Shannon K. Steffen's curator insight, March 18, 10:09 AM

A little long of an article but definitely worth a read if you think SEO is dead.

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To Bore or Not to Bore: Social Media Marketing Creatively

To Bore or Not to Bore: Social Media Marketing Creatively | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it

Social media marketing has become of the most popular and effective marketing tools today. For some of us, marketing may seem like the boring, redundant side to owning or promoting your business but it doesn’t have to be.

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(From the article): We don’t share huge paragraphs or information or retweet long messages to our followers; we share pictures that tell a story without having to read a caption. Pictures can literally say a thousand words while keeping your update under the maximum character limit. Sharing pictures can also give you an opportunity to involve your audience in promotions such as a captioning contest. A prize is won and the attention of your audience is captured once again.

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How to Learn Social Media Marketing: 15 Blogs for Beginners via @Ivo_64

How to Learn Social Media Marketing: 15 Blogs for Beginners via @Ivo_64 | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it
The Internet has become the primary means for prospective buyers to evaluate products or services. Social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest can take your marketing to the next level. However, many businesses aren’t using social media at all — they aren’t aware of what’s being said about them online and they don’t know how to start conversations with their target audience.

Via Ivo Nový, John van den Brink
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A fine, if not basic, list of blogs and resources to receive information on social media marketing - and more...

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How to Set Goals for Your Content and Weave Them into What You Create

How to Set Goals for Your Content and Weave Them into What You Create | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it
How does the current piece of content you’re creating fit into your content strategy?

New content you produce needs to have a goal before you even start writing. Goals for your content benefit both you, the digital content creator, and your audience.

Allow me to elaborate with an example from one of my favorite stories, Harry Potter.

Hang in there; this is actually a fantastic lesson. Mind your eyeballs if you haven’t read the books or watched the movies — and plan to. There are spoilers.

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How do you set goals for your content and make sure you achieve them?

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5 Things I Just Can't Believe You're Doing on Social Media

5 Things I Just Can't Believe You're Doing on Social Media | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it

Do take a moment to check these five flaws and make sure you are not guilty of any of them:

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(From the article): Some of you reading this may have identified shortcomings in your own online presence and social networking activities. But far more of you I'm sure can recognise that others in your networks have been guilty of many of the above. If that's the case, please do click to share this post on your networks so that we can spread the message and help people banish these shortcomings from your life!

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6 Social Media Monitoring Tools to Track Your Brand

6 Social Media Monitoring Tools to Track Your Brand | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it
Want to learn about your customers? Here are seven social media monitoring tools you can use to monitor mentions of your business on blogs and social media.
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Whether you want to observe quietly, learn about your customers and what they’re looking for, respond to critics or simply engage in conversation, you need to know what people are saying.

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12 Tools To Create Powerful Presentations

12 Tools To Create Powerful Presentations | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it

While its hard to replace professional presentation designers, here is a list of some powerful tools that would help you to create interactive presentations in case of the absence of professional help.


Via Baiba Svenca, Rui Guimarães Lima, Lynnette Van Dyke, Roger Francis, Professor Jill Jameson
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I was aware of (and used) Prezi - but I haven't heard of the others on this list. 

 

 

(From the article): Presentations have an important place in the corporate world. Whether presenting product releases or quarterly year reports, a nicely designed presentation captivates the audience. It increases the audience’s interaction and interest.  A well weaved narration of information in form of a presentation, can instill life to a plain and boring topic as well.

Apart from the corporate world, presentations are used in education as well. Teachers use presentations to deliver information that is successfully incorporated with videos and pictures, thus grabbing the attention of the students and enriching the learning process along the way.

While its hard to replace professional presentation designers, here is a list of some powerful tools that would help you to create interactive presentations in case of the absence of professional help.

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Sweet!

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10 Social Media Strategy Ideas that Generate Real Results

10 Social Media Strategy Ideas that Generate Real Results | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it
As a small business owner or entrepreneur, you know you need to maintain an established social media presence.
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But, did you know that 97% of consumers say they now turn to the Internet before making contact with a business? That makes differentiation more important than ever before.

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12 Common Mistakes that are Ruining Your Social Media Marketing Strategy

12 Common Mistakes that are Ruining Your Social Media Marketing Strategy | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it
When used correctly social media sites can be a great place to interact with other small businesses, generate new sales leads and to keep your customers up to date with your latest news and offers. When not used correctly they can become a scary place where you can destroy your online reputation.
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To ensure you’re not damaging yours take a look at the infographic below from We Buzz which highlights 12 things you could be doing wrong that you should correct immediately.

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SageRave's curator insight, March 24, 1:31 PM

Nothing beats a handy, and colorful, cheat sheet-even if the content seem redundant.

Jeff Domansky's curator insight, March 26, 1:52 PM

Don't make these social media mistakes.

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The 14 Most Important Social Media Metrics to Track

The 14 Most Important Social Media Metrics to Track | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it
When it comes to growing your social media presence and running effective social media marketing campaigns, what metrics really matter?
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(From the article): It’s all too easy to get lost in the wilderness of data that comes with having a social media marketing presence. Each platform generates its own unique set of data, and that data may not be comparable to that of another platform. Some datasets, like Facebook’s, seem almost exhaustive, while still offering only vague hints about what’s working and why. Others, like Twitter, are deceptively simple yet filled with nuances.

Which of these data points are relevant? When it comes to growing your social media presence and running effective social media marketing campaigns, what metrics really matter? And how can these metrics translate into the hard data that can be shown to have an impact on the company’s bottom line?

Let’s take a look at the 14 most important social media metrics.




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7 Psychological Ways to Keep Readers Attracted to Your Blog

7 Psychological Ways to Keep Readers Attracted to Your Blog | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it

I’m going to drill down some of the hidden psychological ways which will help you to perform better as problogger and your blog will surely increase its brand-identitty.

 

These seven strategies can be a gamer changer for your blogging. Read these tips, analyze with your blogging, try to figure out how you can do better using these seven psychological ways to attract readers...


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Do you think Psychology works in Content Creation and Blogging? What do you do special to entertain and engage your audience on the blog?

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, March 24, 3:26 AM

Here's how to develop deeper connections with readers of your blog.

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Why Authenticity Is Key to Mastering Social Media Marketing

Why Authenticity Is Key to Mastering Social Media Marketing | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it
Want to win at social media marketing? Then don't be a phony, says Kim Garst, co-founder and CEO of Boom! Social, a social selling consulting firm.
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(From the article): She says, "When it comes to marketing online, [many] companies try to become something they are not to be attractive to audiences in new, crazy and creative ways." She adds consumers can perceive this as inconsistency or lack of authenticity. 

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4 Ways to Research Your Competition With Social Media

4 Ways to Research Your Competition With Social Media | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it
Are you wondering what your competition is doing on social media? Discover four ways to research your competition on Facebook, Twitter and Google+.
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(From the article): Today’s online customers are smarter than ever. To attract their attention, your campaigns need to stand out from other brands in your industry and offer something that customers can’t say no to.

 

I recommend that you research what your competitors are doing on social media every three to six months. Although this can be time-consuming, it’s well worth the effort.

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Community Managers: Are You Addicted to Social Media?

Community Managers: Are You Addicted to Social Media? | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it
How much social media is too much? We take a look at social media addiction and what you can do to detox.
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(From the article): It’s natural to get caught up in the rush of doing good work as a social media manager, but the onus shouldn’t be on you entirely. Social is—wait for it—social. Thus, your main charge is fostering a culture of social engagement, both with your online audience as well as with your coworkers.

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12 Awesome Social Media Tool Posts from Around the Web

12 Awesome Social Media Tool Posts from Around the Web | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it
Are you looking to learn more about social media tools? In this article we share a range of great social media tool posts from around the web
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Strategy gives you direction but tools help you get there quicker!

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5 New Facebook Features and How Marketers Should Use Them

5 New Facebook Features and How Marketers Should Use Them | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it
Are you taking advantage of the most recent Facebook features? Here are five ways to incorporate recently revealed Facebook features into your marketing.
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Test all of the newly available Facebook features to find out what works best for you and your business.

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Google’s Upcoming Mobile Change: What You Need to Know

Google’s Upcoming Mobile Change: What You Need to Know | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it
If you’re still wondering whether or not you need a mobile SEO strategy, here’s what you need to know about Google’s upcoming mobile ranking change.

Via Shannon K. Steffen
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(From the article): Having a mobile-friendly website is not only good for SEO but it’s also good for your visitors.

 

Around 80% of all Internet usage is mobile devices and, of that, 60% are mobile-searching in their own homes.

 

If your potential customers and target market have a smartphone, then your website MUST be mobile-friendly… because I’m sure your competitor’s website will be!

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Shannon K. Steffen's curator insight, March 16, 9:08 AM

Google's mobile algorithm change is right around the corner. Don't miss these tips to prepare your website now!