7 Social Media Trends for Consumers: New Research + MORE 01/17/2013


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Facebook platform industry news and hires: We Are Social + MORE 02/21/2013

We Are Social, a global social media agency, which previously focused on strategic research, planning and creative in the owned and earned categories of marketing, announced this week that it is expanding into paid media. To do so, it has hired David Gilbert, formerly of TBG Digital, to lead the ser.... More »
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Growing up with LinkedIn: Advice for Interns by an Intern + MORE 07/19/2013

Editor’s Note: This is part of a series of blog posts by LinkedIn’s rockstar summer interns. Today, we hear from Julia Karnaze who is pursuing a degree in Marketing and Management at Villanova University. After completing my sophomore year of college, I was fortunate enough to land an internship.... More »
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From Freelance to Full-time on LinkedIn + MORE 10/18/2013

Throughout the past several years, the challenging job market and growing acceptance for working virtually have led to a boom in freelancing and contract positions. Many job seekers eagerly took on these roles and thrived in them. If you’ve been a freelancer, consultant or contractor and are now r.... More »
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Metrics that Matter: Organic Search Rankings and CTRs + MORE 02/14/2014

Businesses looking to increase their click-through rate should focus on improving organic search ranking through search engine optimization. Research shows that it is anything but lonely at the top, and SEO is paramount to digital marketing success. In search marketing, the difference between a firs.... More »
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Video "Forget About The Price Tag" Wins Paltry $2000 HHS Grand Prize for Promoting Obamacare; What's Next for the Winner? + MORE 12/06/2013

The Daily Caller reports Video called ‘Forget About The Price Tag’ wins HHS grand prize for promoting Obamacare. The Department of Health and Human Services has crowned a YouTube video entitled “Forget About The Price Tag” as the grand prize winner in a contest meant to encourage young peopl.... More »
Online Marketing News: Retail + Big Data, Fans Love Brands, Slideshare Generates Leads
The Retailer’s Guide to Big Data
The explosion of mobile and social media has changed the ways that retailers view customer data. This recent infographic from Monetate takes a dive into big data and presents challenges, goals, and tips for developing a big data game plan.
Google To Hire More Help, Users Enticed To Search While Signed In
Google is determined to see G+, local search, and personalized search succeed. To that end, they’re hiring a new product marketing manager for search…


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30 People To Watch This Year In StartupsIn 2012, a few talented tech people began working on big new projects. Take, for example, Bret Taylor. He left his position as Facebook’s CTO to found a startup. He hasn’t revealed what he’s working on yet, but we’re sure it’s something good. Then there are people like Chris Dixon and David Tisch, who either took new startup investing jobs or left them. They’re both positioned to have big 2013′s too. We pulled together the 30 tech people we’re most excited to follow this year…


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Building Community with Value

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Building Community with ValuePosted by Mackenzie FogelsonThis post was originally in YouMoz, and was promoted to the main blog because it provides great value and interest to our community. The author’s views are entirely his or her own and may not reflect the views of SEOmoz, Inc.
Building a community around your company is hard work. Just like SEO, there are no tricks. Nothing you can buy in bulk. There really is no ‘easy’ way to do it. Even when you’re working with an agency, you can’t just put in an order for a large community at the drive thru window and expect it to happen over night…


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SEO for Ecommerce Websites – Managing the Duplicate Content BeastThe rise of ecommerce websites has heralded a new era of convenience for consumers, as well as the most powerful tool for retailers since electricity. However, ecommerce sites bring with them a host of SEO challenges that can quash any hopes of being found in organic search.
Fortunately, with a little foresight and a bit of technical knowledge, ecommerce retailers can maximize their SEO potential and literally rise above the competition (in the search results), resulting in more customers and increased sales…


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The big news in search this week was the announcement of Facebook’s Graph Search. But today, Microsoft is making enhancements to its own “social search” capability. Specifically, Bing is adding more content to its Social Sidebar feature. In a way, this is a reintroduction of…

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Today the first official portrait of Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, was revealed in London. The duchess described the painting as “amazing”, but critics referred to the image as “evil,” “rotten” and even “dull.” As a member of the Royal Family, Kate Middleton is one of the most scrutinized women on the planet. It’s perhaps not surprising that a lot of fuss (both good and bad) is often made about the duchess…


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7 Social Media Trends for Consumers: New ResearchAre you wondering what the changing social trends are for consumers?If so, look no further.In Nielsen and McKinsey’s Social Media Report, consumers were surveyed to discover how they use social networks.Here are seven key findings from that report.#1: More Time Invested in MobileThe survey found that consumers are increasingly looking to their smartphones and tablets to access social media.While the PC is still the most widely used device when it comes to social media consumption, the study found that time spent on mobile apps and mobile websites accounted for a 63% increase (compared to 2011) in total time spent…


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Google Should Actually Be Thanking Facebook For Getting Into The Search Business (GOOG, FB)When Facebook announced its Graph Search feature earlier this week, some were quick to say that it meant war between Google and Facebook.   But analysts said yesterday that Facebook’s foray into social search won’t hurt Google in the near future. In fact, Facebook search could be great for Google, Liz Gannes of AllThingsD reports. “That’s because regulators — especially those in the thick of deciding whether to settle with Google over antitrust — now have the prospect of additional search competition,” Gannes writes…


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New Year, New You

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New Year, New YouWith the recession slowing down and jobs growing – people are resolving to focus on their career and move up after sitting back these last few years. In fact, based on a new LinkedIn survey, more than 74% of us globally added a professional goal to our lineup in 2012. Rather than wanting a new job, most professionals wanted to learn new skills in the new year.

What I’ve seen over the last few years is that we’ve finally come to realize the classic resolution to “lose five extra pounds” may have something to do with the fact that we’re wandering into the pantry because it’s been years since we’ve acquired a new skill and we’re bored…


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The Top Job Search Trends of 2013

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Happy New Year! I love new beginnings, and January 1st is the newest and freshest start of them all. If you’re a job seeker, now is the perfect time to reinvigorate your efforts, try some new strategies or consider a fresh perspective.
With those goals in mind, here are three career trends I’m predicting for 2013 and tips on how you can incorporate them, with the help of LinkedIn, into your New Year’s job search:
LinkedIn profiles replace resumes
We’ve seen this happening for some time — people leading with their LinkedIn profile vs their resume…


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