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“Don’t say anything online that you wouldn’t want plastered on a billboard with your face on it.” – Erin Bury
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Brands Wanting More Leverage On Pinterest Should Follow The Lead Of Better Homes & Gardens

Brands Wanting More Leverage On Pinterest Should Follow The Lead Of Better Homes & Gardens | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it
Social media metrics firm Unmetric evaluated over 5,000 branded Pinterest pages to determine which brands are leading on the social networking site built on images.

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(From the article): Social media metrics firm Unmetric evaluated over 5,000 branded Pinterest pages to determine which brands are leading on the social networking site built on images. The data gathered spanned from all time up until March 14, 2013 to identify the top five brands in five different categories: most followers, most comments, most likes, most pins and most repins. Of all the brands succeeding on Pinterest, Better Homes and Gardens made the most appearances, showing up in three of the five categories.

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Content Marketing – More Than Just A Buzz Word

Content Marketing – More Than Just A Buzz Word | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it

Today, the hot buzz word is no doubt Content Marketing. It is so much more than that though. Content Marketing as the term is used today is the end result of everything from social media to the current state of SEO.


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How To Get Subscribers and Keep Them Happy | ms. ileane speaks

How To Get Subscribers and Keep Them Happy | ms. ileane speaks | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it

I want to encourage you to start building your list now, even if you're not ready to start sending out an email series yet, it's a good idea to get started on building the list ahead of time.


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Ileane Smith's curator insight, May 1, 2013 6:24 AM

Bloggers, don't wait until you have more time. Start building an email list NOW!!

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Are you a hacker's target? [infographic]

Are you a hacker's target? [infographic] | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it
No one dreams of becoming the victim of cybercrime, and the first step to protecting yourself is knowing more about the threats all of us face. Check out this infographic from Solera Networks to se...

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12 Types of Social Media Personalities…Which One are You? [Infographic]

12 Types of Social Media Personalities…Which One are You? [Infographic] | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it

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11 Infographics That Will Help You Improve Your Grammar and Spelling

11 Infographics That Will Help You Improve Your Grammar and Spelling | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it
In the era of texting, instant messaging and grumpy cat memes, proper grammar and spelling seem to have taken a backseat to the need to communicate with

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Nicole Pielecha's curator insight, May 31, 2013 2:19 PM

The infographic format is so helpful here.  Some information is quite basic, but I found a few helpful reminders and references to use going forward.

Gloria Panta's curator insight, June 21, 2014 7:42 PM

Don't forget to look at this page if you want to write properly.

Mary Shirley Sime's curator insight, June 22, 2014 12:32 AM

Me pareció genial ... Thanks 

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Social Influencers: Digital Marketing’s Most Overlooked Resource

Social Influencers:  Digital Marketing’s Most Overlooked Resource | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it

It is hard to believe that in a digital world where people are so connected, it still seems to be completely difficult for businesses to use that to their advantage to more efficiently maximize their ROI. Companies continue to spend on banner ads instead of on the people who can really make a difference in the way people purchase.

 

This infographic should help researchers and advertisers see what great potential there is in the power of social media and general online influence. Bloggers, tweeters, and Facebook champions really can be wise investments; read more at the article link.


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Retro Social Media's curator insight, May 15, 2013 1:13 PM

Great read..

Athena Catedral's curator insight, May 16, 2013 5:58 AM

It's about time to leverage social influencers and how they impact purchasing decisions & even brand advocacy

gillkelley's curator insight, May 31, 2013 4:09 AM

Some useful stats here!

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Infographic: 29 Ways To Be Creative

Infographic: 29 Ways To Be Creative | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it

Creativity is defined as the ability to create, but sometimes, we seem to lose that ability all of a sudden. 

Luckily, Jordan-based art director Islam Abudaoud has created a useful infographic that teaches us ways to stay creative. 

Titled ‘29 Ways To Stay Creative’, the infographic illustrates the “creative process and methods to keep a person moving forward and motivated to keep doing more”. 

For more information, check out the infographic at designtaxi.com...


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Ron McIntyre's curator insight, March 12, 2013 1:59 PM

These are some great common sense points.

Jacqui Hogan's curator insight, March 14, 2013 10:26 AM

EVERYone can be creative. 

Julien CHARLES's comment, May 16, 2013 7:40 AM
Really interesting and inspiring - Thx a lot.
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Meetings as relationship-building opportunities

Meetings as relationship-building opportunities | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it
 Meetings in many organizations have unhealthy hidden agendas, unhealthy conflict and competition, and a rush to action without appropriate dialog. It's every
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(From the article): What we really need is to have meetings that allow relationships to deepen, where participants help each other to grow and succeed together. These meetings would have listening and respect for all viewpoints as priorities, allowing the best ideas for the greater good of the organization to come forward.

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donhornsby's curator insight, April 26, 2013 3:50 PM

(From the article): What we really need is to have meetings that allow relationships to deepen, where participants help each other to grow and succeed together. These meetings would have listening and respect for all viewpoints as priorities, allowing the best ideas for the greater good of the organization to come forward.

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All About Apps (Infographic)

All About Apps (Infographic) | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it
  via Mobile Future Mobile Future’s infographic showcases the rapid emergence of this relatively new segment of the mobile marketplace and its contributions to U.S. innovation, job creation an...

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Gust MEES's comment, April 24, 2013 3:43 PM
#Tomas, right, BUT in two different TOPICS of my curation ;) Some people are following ONLY 1 TOPIC, so a need 2 bring it in where it fits in ===> #Education and ALSO #Apps, OK?
Tina Laramie's curator insight, April 24, 2013 8:16 PM

This is something to think about. Maybe App developer is in your future.

AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, April 24, 2013 9:20 PM

$46 Billion by 2016, wow!

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Beware Twitter "password check" sites - there are fakes, and there are fake fakes!

Beware Twitter "password check" sites - there are fakes, and there are fake fakes! | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it
After a widely publicised hack or data breach, you'll often find "password check" sites springing up.

Some of them are legitimate, but other password check sites are as bogus as they sound on th...

 

Short, sweet, and clear.

 

- Don't click login links in emails.

 

- Check the address bar.

 

- And watch out for the HTTPS (secure HTTP) padlock in the address bar whenever you are entering PII of any sort, from passwords to account numbers.

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, April 24, 2013 8:22 AM

 

Short, sweet, and clear.

 

- Don't click login links in emails.

 

- Check the address bar.

 

- And watch out for the HTTPS (secure HTTP) padlock in the address bar whenever you are entering PII of any sort, from passwords to account numbers.

 

Learn more:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/11/05/naivety-in-the-digital-age/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/11/29/cyber-hygiene-ict-hygiene-for-population-education-and-business/

 

https://gustmeesen.wordpress.com/2012/03/16/beginners-it-security-guide/

 

 

Gust MEES's curator insight, April 24, 2013 8:30 AM

 

Short, sweet, and clear.

 

- Don't click login links in emails.

 

- Check the address bar.

 

- And watch out for the HTTPS (secure HTTP) padlock in the address bar whenever you are entering PII of any sort, from passwords to account numbers.

 

Learn more:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/11/05/naivety-in-the-digital-age/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/11/29/cyber-hygiene-ict-hygiene-for-population-education-and-business/

 

https://gustmeesen.wordpress.com/2012/03/16/beginners-it-security-guide/

 

 

Gust MEES's curator insight, April 24, 2013 8:30 AM

 

Short, sweet, and clear.

 

- Don't click login links in emails.

 

- Check the address bar.

 

- And watch out for the HTTPS (secure HTTP) padlock in the address bar whenever you are entering PII of any sort, from passwords to account numbers.

 

Learn more:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/11/05/naivety-in-the-digital-age/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/11/29/cyber-hygiene-ict-hygiene-for-population-education-and-business/

 

https://gustmeesen.wordpress.com/2012/03/16/beginners-it-security-guide/

 

 

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Social Media Tools That Support Google+: Solutions for Small Business

Social Media Tools That Support Google+: Solutions for Small Business | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it

Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn can be found in the majority of social media management apps. It is with Google+ that things get a little bit more complicated: very few social media tools support it due to some technical challenges.

 

However, most social media managers would prefer a solution that would allow them posting to all social networks in one place, Google+ including.

 

In this post, you’ll find reference to all tools that are to date integrated with Google+. We’ll bring small business editions to a special focus and review social tools that (1) support Google+ and (2) the ones you can use for free or under $10 a month.


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Josie's comment, May 3, 2013 8:00 AM
Thank You Martin. Yes, Hootsuite and other similar sites truly lower the barriers of entry into biz. Very Good strategy I may add.
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Travel Brands And Their Social Media Journey | Visual.ly

Travel Brands And Their Social Media Journey | Visual.ly | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it

We have released "Travel Brands and their Social Media Journey" on various social platforms like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIN, YouTube, Tripadvisor. We have covered the Airliners, Hotels, Cars and Cruise industry as how how these brands are leveraging the power of social media to create brand awareness, customer engagement and brand building


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Should Social Networks curate their own content? Or should users do it?

Should Social Networks curate their own content? Or should users do it? | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it

The challenge [for social networks] is to create something of permanent value for the community, to offer more than a temporary spotlight.


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Sandrine Delage (Borgé)'s curator insight, May 19, 2013 4:19 AM

Tanks. Show the importance of the strategy and the implementations in LinkedIn, Facebook ... I agree about the accurency of LinkedIn in this matter.

Laura Brown's comment, May 30, 2013 2:23 AM
I thought the users were the curators.
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How to Show Your Clients the Value of Facebook in 7 Easy Steps

How to Show Your Clients the Value of Facebook in 7 Easy Steps | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it

Have you ever had clients who weren't yet sold onFacebook? Most people know Facebook could potentially help them grow their businesses, but getting a page set up and managed properly can still be a daunting task for many folks.

 

First off, you might need to nudge your clients toward acting. When researching your pitch, find examples of similar businesses that have vibrant Facebook presences. Let the clients know what they're missing out on. You can also get their attention by showing them the data on Facebook's exponential user growth and the mind-blowing predictions of continued growth. Here you can even focus on the clients' particular markets. Finally, show them some examples of pages you've helped develop in order to establish your own credibility.


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Martin Gysler's comment, May 6, 2013 4:29 AM
Sigrid, in my opinion, the best plan is to sell yourself on social media. Trust is the most important in this world and if your company name is not Nike or something like that, your name is definitely the best plan to create confidence.
Sigrid de Kaste's comment, May 6, 2013 5:29 AM
Thanks Martin, very true - Visibility creates Credibility leads to Profitability!
Martin Gysler's comment, May 6, 2013 7:32 AM
Yes Sigrid, that's it ;-)
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What Creates Brand Loyalty? | Infographic

What Creates Brand Loyalty? | Infographic | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it
This infographic shows what drives brand loyalty. A retro theme with some bright colors. Simple!

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Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, May 1, 2013 9:01 AM

Join Brands Don't Buy Them
Agree with this infographic about what makes people loyal to brands. Brands are shorthand for contemporary life. We bundle so much meaning into brands such as Nike, Apple and REI that it would be hard to imagine modern life without these shortcuts. 

Faith Popcorn famously said people don't BUY brands they JOIN them and these "loyalty" reasons can help form a brand people want to join.  

Yu Ji's curator insight, May 1, 2013 10:42 AM

Get your customer know you and then, don't forget to get them fall in love with you as well!!

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[Infographic] Evolving SEO tactics: longer posts, Google+ and the tilde

[Infographic]  Evolving SEO tactics: longer posts, Google+ and the tilde | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it

This is an infographic about current SEO thinking with tips and tools to help sites rank better on search engines.

 

Most people have a general idea of how to optimize their content for search engines. That search engine algorithms are proprietary and evolving inevitably causes different opinions on SEO. Of course there’s another school of thought that minimal keyword research and a green-light from a SEO plugin are enough to publish a piece.

 

This infographic challenges writers and some of the preconceived notions about SEO. It has a mixture of tips and tools to help you rank better in search...


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Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, May 2, 2013 12:52 PM
Great comment MizWalidah. I wold modify one point. Instead of "continually optimizing your meta keywords and tags" I would find ways to ping in fresh content such as User Generated Content from reviews or comments. Once a website I've SEOed is inside of Google's algorithm changing meta values that matter (mostly the page's title) can HURT SEO. I change titles VERY VERY carefully since the first rule of SEO is DO NO DAMAGE. The QDF (Quality Deserves Freshness) movement post Panda and Penguin LOVES it when a page pings, so I love the 1% of visitors who are willing to comment, review or otherwise contribute User Generated Content.

I DON'T play with meta nearly as much as you imply since to do so can look SPAMMY and cause real harm. The most important idea is creating content other people want to share. This is why I love GAMES and CONTESTS especially for bands. High engagement content such as Contests and Games can help with SEO and they can help create a distinct brand all bands need. Appreciate your enthusiasm, but be careful about meta (especially title) changes. Marty
Coralie D.'s curator insight, May 3, 2013 4:32 AM

Infographie sympa sur la rédaction SEO... A lire et relire, c'est toujours utile ! ;)

Joe Wise's curator insight, May 21, 2013 5:31 PM

Any of you SEO gurus out there care to confirm any of this?

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4 Ways To Improve School Communication Using Social Media - Edudemic

4 Ways To Improve School Communication Using Social Media - Edudemic | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it
As computers and other forms of technology filtered into the classroom, the ability to improve school communication via computer has become very important.

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The Daily Social Media Habits of Successful Bloggers

The Daily Social Media Habits of Successful Bloggers | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it
Blog post at New Media Expo Blog : Want to know the secret for engaging with your followers online? In the world of social media, it’s all about your habits.

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Infographic The Rising King of Social Sales

Infographic The Rising King of Social Sales | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it
Pinterest rules over Facebook and Twitter when it comes to purchase value.

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Which comes first: SEO or Social Media?

Which comes first: SEO or Social Media? | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it

Should SEO or Social Media come first when launching new online initiatives? There's certainly nothing to stop you from doing both, but synchronizing your goals, strategy, and tactics are key to a successful launch.

 

SEO and Social Media are becoming more intertwined every day. Think about what are you business goals, then decide which option, or both, are right for your company.

 

Read More Here: http://upstart.bizjournals.com/resources/shama-kabani/2013/04/26/comparing-seo-with-social-media-for.html


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OnlineBizInformation's comment, June 21, 2013 1:26 PM
With the new age of kids coming up social media is going to be a huge aspect companies are going to to need to take a handle. No social media presences is pretty much death of a company. People enjoy being able to read the next persons view on a company, so I think social media presence is going to be a huge must if companies want to survive. As well as SEO .. that is the foundation but social media a must !
OnlineBizInformation's curator insight, June 21, 2013 1:28 PM

With the new age growing up with social media which do you think will come first in the future ?

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Spreecast

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Spreecast is the social video platform that connects people through conversation.

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Rogério Queirós's curator insight, April 26, 2013 9:20 AM
Bringing face-to-face conversations to the web in a far-reaching way
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5 Tips to Hit Pinterest Out Of The Park

5 Tips to Hit Pinterest Out Of The Park | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it

According to a number of verified estimates, Pinterest is officially the fastest growing social media platform but what makes it unique from the likes of Facebook, Twitter etc is that the audience has a strong appetite for visuals as opposed to written content.

 

 


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Amanda Blain: » 10 Steps to Developing A Niche Following on Google Plus

Amanda Blain: » 10 Steps to Developing A Niche Following on Google Plus | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it
Bring people whom you have interacted with into the conversation by using a simple “+Amanda Blain have you tried this wine?” Also remember to +1 people who comment on your posts, as a ‘thank you’.

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malek's curator insight, April 23, 2013 6:40 PM

a down-to-earth approach

Rim Riahi's curator insight, April 25, 2013 6:54 AM

Bring people whom you have interacted with into the conversation by using a simple “+Amanda Blain have you tried this wine?” Also remember to +1 people who comment on your posts, as a ‘thank you’.

Martin Gysler's comment, April 25, 2013 7:28 AM
In my opinion it's important to have a pragmatic approach and a clear strategy to achieve goals in social media. In this sense I agree with you Malek as well as with Dawn.
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Graph Search Optimization: The New SEO and What it Means for Social Advertisers

Graph Search Optimization: The New SEO and What it Means for Social Advertisers | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it

To determine which pages are relevant to a search query, Facebook utilizes a natural language processor (both to suggest search terms and identify connections) combined with algorithms that examine the “nodes” or connections of a searcher’s network to find content friends have “liked” that match the search. Graph Search can also consider second-degree connections or friends of friends, as well as content which has been shared either directly with the searcher or publicly on Facebook.

 

Unlike standard search engines, Facebook owns all of the data (page posts, photos, videos, etc.)which has ever been posted to the network. This inherent advantage enabled Facebook to implement a unique indexing structure to categorize the data based on a number of predefined properties. This indexing of owned data allows Facebook to quickly search, sort, identify and return relevant content. 

 

They dubbed this infrastructure “Unicorn.” Similar to a standard search engine, it supports search queries including “multi-hop” queries in a series of steps while searching “nodes” in a similar style to the way a search engine utilizes keywords.

 

Find Out More: http://www.insidefacebook.com/2013/04/22/graph-search-optimization-the-new-seo-and-what-it-means-for-social-advertisers/


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Critical stuff for SMMs

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