Why Should Small Businesses Tweet?

“A long time ago, I wrote a column for USA TODAY that essentially told small businesses to ignore Twitter. Not a few people damned me for my ignorance. I learned that you tell people to ignore Twitter at your own peril. In the years since, I have become enamored with Twitter, like many people have,…

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Will SEO Exist in 2015?

“SEO used to be a self-standing marketing discipline, having a well defined, generally accepted set of activities and objectives. No more. Today, SEO is much more intertwined with other marketing activities, making it difficult to know where SEO ends and where social media, for example, begins. Furthermore, recent developments at Google suggest that the search…

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New Research: Americans Hate Social Media Promotions

“Among other disruptive characteristics that have altered the nature of business forever (real-time interaction, every customer is a reporter, customer service is a spectator sport, etc.) a major way that social media changes the game is the Democratization of Voices.”

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CEOs Who Tweet Held in High Regard

There may be new reasons for CEOs and CMOs to join the Twittersphere. According to a recent study, consumers and employees regard company leaders who engage on social media platforms positively. The survey results indicate that consumers believe C-suite engagement in social media can benefit how they view a brand and its executive leadership. The…

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6 Must-Have Social Plugins for Your WordPress Blog

Link: 6 Must-Have Social Plugins for Your WordPress Blog “With thousands of plugins out there in the WordPress repository, finding the right ones for your site can be ridiculously time-consuming (and headache-inducing). Social plugins and optimization are more important than ever though, and can really make a difference in your site’s traffic and engagement.

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Avoid a Disaster By Controlling Online Responses

Link: Avoid a Disaster By Controlling Online Responses Learn the proper way of responding to negativity about yourself or your brand on the Internet. Good step-by-step advice. by Lisa Barone (@lisabarone) on @outspokenmedia blog

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12 Revealing Stats About B2B Social Media Marketing

Link: 12 Revealing Stats About B2B Social Media Marketing “Articles about B2B social media marketing adoption often paint a rosy picture of the current landscape, but when you dig in deeper, there are many challenges in effectiveness and understanding the results. In a recent survey of 5,000 B2B marketers from all industries, found some pretty…

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Putting the Social in Social Good

Link: Putting the Social in Social Good “Like anything in social media, the need for evolution comes pretty fast and furious. Time and time again, we become enamored with the latest trend, buzz word, or tools and focus on it incessantly until something else comes along or that topic isn’t just no longer bright and…

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5 Social media trends that will lead 2012

Link: 5 Social media trends that will lead 2012 Great post and thoughts from Aaron. by Aaron Lee (@AskAaronLee) on the “Ask Aaron Lee” blog

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4 Nearly Guaranteed 2012 Social Media Predictions

Link: 4 Nearly Guaranteed 2012 Social Media Predictions “The team at Awareness (social media management software), recently published a terrific, free ebook of 2012 social media predictions. It includes prognostications from 34 social media practitioners.” Jay Baer (@jaybaer) selected his “4 nearly guaranteed” picks from this list of predictions. Do you agree or disagree with…

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