September 2011 Blog Posts (20)

7 ways Facebook’s Subscribe button can be a nonprofit game-changer

Up until now there has been no way for the leaders within your nonprofit to join discussions about your cause on Facebook, unless they were willing to compromise their privacy. But now with the Subscribe Button, Facebook users can opt in to their public updates without being a… Continue

Added by Marilynn on September 29, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

The Google+ Effect: Watch for Innovation Acceleration at Facebook and Twitter

For being two of the most innovative businesses of our generation, Facebook and Twitter were beginning to look a little complacent as of late. Watch for that to change now that Google+ has launched.



What new features has Facebook launched lately? After a slew of announcements last year (such as new groups, Facebook Places, improved privacy controls and more), little has happened with Facebook this year. The company recently launched a new chat bar and announced video chat, neither of… Continue

Added by Rory on September 28, 2011 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Social Media Consultant | Does Your Business Need One?

These days Social Media Consultant’s are popping up quicker than you can say “Facebook”. In this article we’ll look at both the benefits of having one, such as helping leverage social media, as well as the draw backs.

How Can A Social Media Consultant Benefit My Business?

A good Social Media Consultant can deliver a number of benefits for your business, here are a few of the main…

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Added by Daniel Smith on September 23, 2011 at 9:45pm — 3 Comments

8 Signs That You Suck At Job Search



It’s frustrating to realize you suck at something … but most of you suck at job search. It’s especially frustrating when you’re really good at your job, but because you suck at job search, you’re having trouble finding a new job.



Then again, how can you be very good at something you do only a few…

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Added by Phil Rosenberg on September 20, 2011 at 5:53pm — No Comments

Ten Things To Do After You've Told All Your Friends



You’re between jobs, you’ve told all your friends, and you sent them all resumes – now what?

If you’re wondering what you can do next, to spread the word about your candidacy, to better network, and to stand out from the…

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Added by Phil Rosenberg on September 20, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments

4 Helpful Tips To Listening To Your Social Media Audience

The first rule of social media, or any communication, is to listen first. We all need to grow bigger ears!

But, how many of us actually listen with our “ears”?

Setting up social media outposts and keyword searches isn’t listening. Doing a yearly survey to supporters isn’t listening. Checking Google Analytics and saying: “oh no, my web traffic went down” isn’t listening — it’s just hearing.

It’s…

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Added by NewMediaSocial on September 20, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

Getting The Most From Your Website Visitor Experience

"Getting The Most From Your Website Visitor Experience"



As an experienced web-designer, you're probably aware of the importance of keeping visitors on your website for as long as possible.  Whether you are advertising a product or service for another company, or selling your own products and services, you…
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Added by Mark Chosak on September 18, 2011 at 4:34pm — No Comments

Alternative Social Networks to Expand Your Brand

Social media marketing has been expanding exponentially over the last several months and years. With 750 million users not on Facebook and Twitter recent announcing that it has 100 million users it seems that everybody and their mother is using social media to connect.

 

The great…

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Added by Corey Rabazinski on September 16, 2011 at 3:34pm — No Comments

Missouri's Facebook Law Chills Teachers' Access to Social Media

A new law in Missouri dubbed "The Facebook Law" bars teachers from private electronic communication with students or former students who are minors. Governor Jay Nixon signed it on July 14 in an effort to curb sexual abuse, but many argue the law is overboard, even unconstitutional. As state legislatures weigh in on cyber watch, the court of public opinion will cast its vote.

Republican State Senator…

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Added by Pari Chang on September 16, 2011 at 1:33pm — No Comments

Got a Company Facebook Page? Make Sure you’re Not Making These Mistakes!

Establishing a Facebook page can make or break your reputation. Get it right and you should gather a loyal following  of customers who will return to you time and again. Get it wrong and your perception in the public eye could be destroyed.

 

Ignoring your…

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Added by Amy Fowler on September 16, 2011 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Is Facebook copying Google +?

When logging onto Facebook, I noticed that they rolled out another new feature called lists. Out of curiosity, I clicked on the “learn more” link to see what this new feature was. After reading Facebook’s description of the lists feature, I had to put down my coffee and read it over again. They describe lists as:



“A quick, optional way to organize friends so you can control what you see in your News Feed and post updates to specific people.”



I knew I saw something…

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Added by Adam Bruk on September 16, 2011 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Measure Your Blog with 9 Critical Stats

Your task today is to put emotion aside and measure. But don’t focus too much on the metrics –- just do so enough to set a baseline of your current state. Use a tool like Jing to capture screen grabs of various reports and save these in a folder called “Social Media Optimization –- Current Baseline – 1/4/2010.″

Key metrics for your blog

You want to get a sense of how many visitors are coming to your…

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Added by Raji on September 16, 2011 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Does Your Business Need Google +?

To be fair, the title of this post is a bit of a trick question.

Google+ is less than a month old, and it’s still too early to tell how it will shape up. I’m still very  cautious about it, and have yet to “fall in love”. I will admit, I’m quite happy with both Facebook and Twitter, both from the standpoint of being an individual user, and as a marketer/business owner.

And as of this point, Google hasn’t even rolled out their version of business pages. But with that in mind, and…

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Added by Lucy on September 15, 2011 at 8:30am — 3 Comments

Get Started with Google +1 In 9 Steps!

Google’s new social networking platform, Google Plus, is still going strong since it was released at the end of June.

Here are nine ways to start off with Google Plus:

1 Set up a personal profile. Google Plus does not yet support profiles for nonprofits, organizations or businesses. So decide which individuals at your…

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Added by Raji on September 14, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

It’s Not Your Fault That Hiring Is Dysfunctional

It’s not your fault that hiring is dysfunctional – How could it be your fault?



However, it is your fault that you haven’t found your next job.



It’s not the economy’s fault, it’s not your ex-boss’ fault or your last company, it’s not hiring managers’ fault, or HR reps, or recruiters’… Continue

Added by Phil Rosenberg on September 13, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Where The Coolest Jobs Hide

Where do you look for jobs?



Find out where the coolest jobs are hiding …



Are the coolest jobs on the largest job boards with their masses of jobs? On niche job boards, segmented by geography, function, industry, or level? How about on one of the job board aggregators?



Are the… Continue

Added by Phil Rosenberg on September 12, 2011 at 2:03pm — 3 Comments

Big Brands and their Facebook Marketing



It is not uncommon for brand managers and marketing directors to think only of Facebook when discussing social media. Sure, Facebook continues to grow (and maintain) it’s dominance on the web, but there are a plethora of other useful sites and platforms that may be more useful for your brand.

But if you ARE one of those who are actively pursuing Facebook as part of your…

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Added by JoeM on September 12, 2011 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

8 Amazing Software Applications for Internet Marketing

These software apps are of great use to those that work within Internet marketing. If you want to be successful, then these apps are the way to go to get yourself tuned in.



1. Keyword Elite: This is the best of the best as it will help to build your online success. Keywords are a very important way of doing business within Internet marketing and this software app will help you to use the right ones. You can get in touch with the keywords that others are going to use to search for…

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Added by Mary F Ward on September 10, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments

10 Social Media Dashboard Tools!

HootSuite

Hootsuite: Among the best of breed.

How to manage the torrent of social media conversations — and increase your productivity!

One of the things we often hear from nonprofits and social enterprises is: How do I manage the torrent of social media conversations coming at me?

The answer used to be: Painstakingly and one conversation at a time. But a new crop of social media tools aims to tamp down the social media gusher by…

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Added by Raji on September 7, 2011 at 1:03pm — 1 Comment

Google now offering Offline Gmail, Calendar and Docs

As Google promised, Google brought back the offline mode for Gmail, Google Calendar and Google Docs. The updated apps use HTML5 features and no longer require the Gears plugin.



For Gmail, Google chose the easy way out and tweaked the tablet interface. You can only use it in Google Chrome (bummer) after installing…

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Added by Raji on September 1, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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