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“Facebook for sports” start-up to go global after raising $2.5 million - StartupSmart

“Facebook for sports” start-up to go global after raising $2.5 million - StartupSmart | Social Media, Marketing and Promotion | Scoop.it
“Facebook for sports” start-up to go global after raising $2.5 millionStartupSmartA Melbourne-based start-up that describes itself as “Facebook for sports” says it intends to go global with its gamified social network, having raised more than $2.5...
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Why Some CEOs Fear Twitter

Why Some CEOs Fear Twitter | Social Media, Marketing and Promotion | Scoop.it
CEOs are under pressure to appear accessible and authentic, but social media like Twitter, with its demands for quick, unscripted updates that can quickly go viral, poses legal and other risks for the executives and their firms.
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How to get more blog comments on your blog

How to get more blog comments on your blog | Social Media, Marketing and Promotion | Scoop.it

You’ve created a blog. You now need to get people commenting which is no easy task. It’s estimated that 90% of people browse blogs without commenting.


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7 Tips to Optimize Your Social Media Content Strategy for a Global Audience

7 Tips to Optimize Your Social Media Content Strategy for a Global Audience | Social Media, Marketing and Promotion | Scoop.it

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"If you're challenged with targeting an audience across multiple countries or languages, you probably have a lot of questions about how to create a successful global social media content strategy.

 

Here are 7 important tips to keep in mind as you're building your global social media content strategy.

 

1) Segment Your Audience Smartly

First, determine how you want to segment your social media audience by deciding which countries and languages you want to target, and set some social media goals for each of these audiences.

Next, decide if you can use the localization features of the most popular social networks to segment your audience rather than creating a brand new page or profile for each one.

 

2) Provide Native Translations

Don’t simply take a blog post from your English blog and copy/paste it into Google Translate for your Spanish blog, or vice-versa. Same goes for tweets and Facebook status updates.

Here are just some of the translation service providers you can choose from:

- Milengo
- Translations.com
- Lingo24
- Verbatim Solutions

 

3) Solicit Content From Local Contributors

From each region you're targeting, recruit guest bloggers who can provide local insights you can’t provide yourself. This is especially important if you decide to set up a separate blog for each language or region that you're targeting. This will keep the content on your blog fresh and varied, as well as relevant to your local audience. In addition, along with guest bloggers comes inbound links from global domain extensions, giving your global blogs an SEO boost.

 

4) Post Relevant Content

Make sure you're either on top of the hot topics and sensitive issues in each of your target markets, or you hire someone to specialize in each market. In addition, make sure you’re only posting content that's relevant for each specific audience.

 

5) Use High-Quality Images Wherever Possible

Remember: An image doesn’t need a translation. Visuals are much easier for international audiences to understand, especially if you’re not creating separate profiles for each region or language. They also happen to drive engagement.

 

6) Understand Color Connotations

Figure out what certain colors mean in different countries before designing your blog and social media profiles.

 

7) Link All Your Social Channels Together

Your ultimate goal of participating in social media is likely to drive traffic back to your website so you can convert those visitors into leads. If that's the case, you'll want to make it as easy as possible to direct your social media fans and followers back to your website where those conversions can take place. Therefore, make sure you link to the appropriate blog/website within each social media account's About Us or URL sections..."

 

Read full original article here:

http://blog.hubspot.com/blog/tabid/6307/bid/33616/7-Tips-to-Optimize-Your-Social-Media-Content-Strategy-for-a-Global-Audience.aspx


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Apps to Make Your Blogging Life Easier - Small Business Trends

Apps to Make Your Blogging Life Easier - Small Business Trends | Social Media, Marketing and Promotion | Scoop.it
As we’ve mentioned many times before, blogging is hard. It’s hard to fit the habit into your day and to keep coming up with new and exciting things to talk about. So when inspiration strikes, you need to capture it.

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Curate Image Collections from Social Hashtags with Picsho

Curate Image Collections from Social Hashtags with Picsho | Social Media, Marketing and Promotion | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Picsho is a free web app which allows you to search for images on Flickr, Tumblr, Instagram, Twitpic (and on other services too) by using simple hashtags, and to pull in your favorite ones into a public image board on the web that can be shared with anyone.

 

Free to use.

 

Try it out now: http://picsho.com/

 

 


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Beth Kanter's comment, September 7, 2012 12:03 PM
Robin, this sounded like an awesome idea, but when I played with it and tried to only capture a few photos that I wanted into a collection, it created the collection with all the photos in the hashtag .. seems like some glitches
Picsho's comment, December 23, 2012 11:50 PM
Hi, Beth. Sorry for the (extremely) delayed response! It definitely sounds like what you experienced was a glitch and/or a flaw in the UX, as Picsho was very early in the beta stage when this was originally shared by Robin Good. We're sure this has been fixed, and we've added lots more features since then. We would be glad if you'd check out the web app again and give us more feedback. Thanks!
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How to Monetize Photos on Instagram - Jessica Ann Media | Jessica Ann Media

How to Monetize Photos on Instagram - Jessica Ann Media | Jessica Ann Media | Social Media, Marketing and Promotion | Scoop.it
Instagram still remains the bread and butter of social media. It can help market your business. And it can also be used in other ways.
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Small Businesses: The Importance of Having a Dynamic, Useful Website

Small Businesses: The Importance of Having a Dynamic, Useful Website | Social Media, Marketing and Promotion | Scoop.it
The importance of having a dynamic, useful website, is paramount to the online success of small businesses today.
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@markwschaefer sharing valuable Twitter info on @vocus webinar

@markwschaefer sharing valuable Twitter info on @vocus webinar | Social Media, Marketing and Promotion | Scoop.it
Mark Schaefer is well known in the Social Media circle as a blogger, author, and educator. His two books, “The Tao of Twitter” and “Return of Influence” were both best-sellers.
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VerticalResponse Email Marketing Blog for Small Business: Get Publicity: 5 PR Advantages Small Businesses Have

VerticalResponse Email Marketing Blog for Small Business: Get Publicity: 5 PR Advantages Small Businesses Have | Social Media, Marketing and Promotion | Scoop.it
Small businesses have some key advantages over large corporations when it comes to getting positive PR coverage. Here are five.
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Twitter Still Most Popular Social Networking Site Among Corporations

Twitter Still Most Popular Social Networking Site Among Corporations | Social Media, Marketing and Promotion | Scoop.it
Burson-Marseller say that their results indicate that the Global 100 are ?becoming more comfortable than ever using social media.? The fact that 79% of corporate Twitter accounts try to engage users through @mentions?
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Network Weaving: Why Happiness Matters in Networks

Why Happiness is So Important in Our Social Networks http://t.co/4OemshsY @janlgordon #curation | @scoopit...
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One-third of adults under 30 get news on social networks now | Poynter.

One-third of adults under 30 get news on social networks now | Poynter. | Social Media, Marketing and Promotion | Scoop.it
Standing for journalism, strengthening democracy | Journalism training, media news & how to's (RT @Poynter: RT @Poynter: 36% of people with Twitter accounts "use them to follow news organizations or journalists" http://t.co/2BUq4fmt...
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New Suite Of Tools For Reviewing Articles On Wikipedia: Page Curation

New Suite Of Tools For Reviewing Articles On Wikipedia: Page Curation | Social Media, Marketing and Promotion | Scoop.it

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"Every day, thousands of new pages are created on Wikipedia, requiring hundreds of volunteer editors to check them for quality — a process called “New Page Patrol.” To help these patrollers do their important work, we are pleased to announce the launch of Page Curation, a new suite of tools for reviewing articles on Wikipedia.

 

Page Curation aims to improve that page patrol experience by making it faster and easier to review new pages, using two integrated tools:

1) New Pages Feed lets you quickly see what new pages have just been created on Wikipedia. Helpful information is provided for each new page, including possible issues and whether or not the page has been reviewed. The feed can be sorted by date, or filtered by a variety of criteria, so you can easily find articles to review by type, or even by user name.


2) Curation Toolbar appears at the right edge of any article selected by patrollers in the New Pages Feed. It allows them to review articles, tag them, and nominate them for deletion — all in one place and with a simple user interface. This toolbar, which is only available to auto-confirmed editors, also includes other useful curation tools.

 

A number of patrollers have already started using Page Curation, and we hope that more curators will adopt this new toolkit over time..."

 

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http://blog.wikimedia.org/2012/09/25/page-curation-launch/


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StumbleUpon releases new site redesign in beta, featuring Pinterest-like stumbles and lists

StumbleUpon releases new site redesign in beta, featuring Pinterest-like stumbles and lists | Social Media, Marketing and Promotion | Scoop.it
Following a traffic nose-dive from last December’s site redesign, the loss of its CEO and the recent release of a redesigned iOS app, StumbleUpon is today revealing a site redesign ...

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Social Media Explained with Coffee [PHOTO]

Social Media Explained with Coffee [PHOTO] | Social Media, Marketing and Promotion | Scoop.it

The following photo explains social media with coffee. The duck face part on Instagram is pretty spot on :)


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How to Make Your Blog Profitable

How to Make Your Blog Profitable | Social Media, Marketing and Promotion | Scoop.it

Making money with your blog isn't as difficult as you might think...

 

Kimberly Gauthier, editor-in-chief of Keep the Tail Wagging, a blog dedicated to all things canine, has channeled her love and passion for dogs into a profitable blog....

Gauthier also stresses the importance of Facebook. Even if your business is a locally based service like a restaurant or a spa, someone you connect with on Facebook may have friends visiting your town or that live in your town. "There's such opportunity here," she said. "It may not turn your business into a $5 million business overnight, but it's a great affordable way to promote your brand."

Gauthier suggested the following resources for bloggers just getting started:

Problogger
Basic Blog Tips
Kimberly Castleberry


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App Curation and Discovery: Google Introduces Topical Collections of Great Apps with "Apps Focus" in the Play Store

App Curation and Discovery: Google Introduces Topical Collections of Great Apps with "Apps Focus" in the Play Store | Social Media, Marketing and Promotion | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Finding good apps is not easy. iOS or Android hve the same problem on this front. Too many apps and too much effort needed to find out which are the really good ones.

 

To solve this issue Google has just started collectting and organizing some of the best fashion apps available in its store and it has created a page dedicated just to them called "Apps Focus". This is probably the start of an ongoing effort to curate, pick and organize the very best apps available inside the Google Play Store.


"Google just added another featured area that should provide just a little more discoverability for apps with slightly narrower audiences, in the form of the "Apps Focus" section.

 

The first App Focus? Fashion and Style - bringing together a collection of some of the best apps for the chic-minded."

 

Original story: http://www.androidpolice.com/2012/09/14/google-introduces-apps-focus-on-the-play-store-bringing-together-topical-collections-of-great-apps/

 

Google Play Store: https://play.google.com/

 

 

 

 


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Bundle Post Webinar - Sept. 20th 7:30PM Eastern

Bundle Post Webinar - Sept. 20th 7:30PM Eastern | Social Media, Marketing and Promotion | Scoop.it
Social Media Strategy and Bundle Post implementation...
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Be Social and Follow Back on Twitter

Be Social and Follow Back on Twitter | Social Media, Marketing and Promotion | Scoop.it
If you’re a small or medium size business or anyone for that matter, do you follow back on Twitter? If not, why not? Well, you should.
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Why the Deck is UNFAIRLY Stacked Against Newbies Like You | Firepole Marketing Blog

Why the Deck is UNFAIRLY Stacked Against Newbies Like You | Firepole Marketing Blog | Social Media, Marketing and Promotion | Scoop.it
The deck is stacked against you.I used to believe in a completely level playing field, where all it takes is hard work and dedication, but I was wrong…...
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75 percent of homeless youth use social networks - ZDNet

75 percent of homeless youth use social networks - ZDNet | Social Media, Marketing and Promotion | Scoop.it
Wired.co.uk75 percent of homeless youth use social networksZDNetThe Atlantic reported the results of a new study, published in the journal Computers in Human Behavior, which found that 75 percent of homeless participants in the study used social...
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Social Media Marketing Tips – Social Network Tips & Tricks - Business 2 Community

Social Media Marketing Tips – Social Network Tips & Tricks - Business 2 Community | Social Media, Marketing and Promotion | Scoop.it
Social Media Marketing Tips – Social Network Tips & TricksBusiness 2 CommunityIn our last blog entry, we talked about how you can improve teleprospecting results through engaging your business contacts using social media.
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