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

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Why You Might Want to Consider Advertising on Instagram + MORE 12/20/2013

It's still early days, but Instagram's newly released ad campaign metrics show promising results for advertisers.Ever thought of advertising on Instagram? Perhaps you should start now.On Thursday, the photo filtering and sharing site released early metrics from its initial advertising campaigns, and.... More »
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Twitter Launches Its Version Of Universal Search Results + MORE 08/02/2013

Twitter is in the process of rolling out what you could call its version of “universal search results” on Twitter.com. The changes bring Twitter’s web search more in line with the current mobile experience. Twitter announced the changes this afternoon via tweet: Search update on....... More »
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INFOGRAPHIC: Insider’s guide to Facebook ad types + MORE 08/16/2013

Over the past few months, Facebook has put a lot of effort into simplifying its advertising offerings. So what does the company have now? Facebook Strategic Preferred Marketing Developer Nanigans created an infographic clearly showing the newest Facebook ad units. Nanigans broke down the dimensional.... More »
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Beyond Newsjacking: Pop Culture in Content Marketing with Movies, TV and Memes + MORE 04/11/2014

The expression “newsjacking” has been popularized by David Meerman Scott and the available material on the topic is near limitless from case studies of Oreo’s Dunk in the Dark Twitter ad to missed opportunities by Poland Spring. Related to newsjacking is the practice of leveragin.... More »
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New Facebook admin panel highlights reach and pushes Promoted Posts + MORE 03/14/2013

Facebook is testing an update to the page admin panel, which gives more prominence to reach metrics for recent posts and encourages page owners to promote those posts to increase their audience. Some users are seeing a “Posts” section at the top of pages they have admin rights to, replac.... More »
Facebook platform industry news and hires: We Are SocialWe 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 service. The agency says it will provide planning and media buying across all relevant social platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Tumblr and Sina Weibo…

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8 Ways to Get More Leads for Your Business on LinkedInDo you want to acquire more traffic and leads from LinkedIn?
According to Experian Marketing Services, LinkedIn received 94M total U.S. visits in December 2012, an increase of 40% in traffic compared to December 2011.
So, whether you’re a B2B and/or B2C company, now is a great time to start leveraging LinkedIn to find and attract your target market.
Here are 8 ways to attract high-quality leads with LinkedIn.
#1: Add a Strong Call to Action and Link
Did you know you can add custom banners to your company page for free? And did you know each of these banners can link back to your site?
You can add up to three different linkable product banners (646 pixels x 222 pixels) to the Products & Services section of your company profile…

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What Social Media Can't Do: Ben KaufmanDuring Social Media Week, Quirky CEO Ben Kaufman said when it comes to product innovation, there are limits to what social media can do.Among the many events currently taking place as part of Social Media Week, Quirky CEO and founder Ben Kaufman spoke Thursday about benefits and, more importantly, the limitations of social media in developing a new product.“I have a sort of love hate relationship with social media,” Kaufman said to an audience at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City…

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G.I. Joe, Titanic, Rocky and others among this week’s top PTAT gainers for movie pagesG.I. Joe is this week’s top gaining page in the People Talking About This metric for movie pages. The page is the main hub for the entire G.I. Joe franchise on Facebook. The main focus of the page is to promote the franchise’s newest movie, G.I. Joe Retaliation, releasing in theaters on March 29th.
Out of the top 10 pages last week, Safe Haven is the only one currently in theaters. The other nine pages are currently available in stores…

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Facebook page posts now support realtime updatesFacebook has extended its Realtime Updates API to include page posts so developers can receive automatic notifications whenever a change happens on a page.
The Realtime Updates API allows developers to subscribe to changes in data so they don’t have to continuously poll Facebook’s servers. Previously, developers were pulling the latest information about pages down to their own servers and looking for changes on their end. The addition of Realtime Updates should reduce server calls and processing power, making apps more reliable and decreasing load times…

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How to Use Hashtags in Your Social Media MarketingDo you use hashtags in your social media marketing?
What if someone else is using the same hashtag about a totally different topic?
Even worse, what if your competitor is using the same hashtag about the same topic?
Before you just throw any word or phrase out there and decide to use it as your hashtag, there are a few things you’ll want to consider to maximize your hashtag’s exposure.
What’s a Hashtag?
A hashtag is a pound sign (#), but it’s also used on Twitter to categorize messages…

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How to Build Powerful In-Person Networks From Your Social ContactsWould you like to make lasting contacts from your social media friends and fans?
According to a Harvard Business Review blog post entitled, “Three New Networks for the Digital Age,” just having an online network isn’t enough.
In this post, I’ll explore steps you can take to turn those online contacts to offline business relationships. I’ll use the thought of heading to a large event or conference as the stake in the ground so you have a “when and where” for connecting with some of your online contacts…

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inDays are a celebrated tradition here at LinkedIn and a big part of our culture. Every month, LinkedIn gives one Friday back to all of its regular employees and interns. We use the day to innovate, collaborate, think creatively, work on inspirational projects and to invest in our career paths. This month’s inDay theme is Mobile Madness. Being everywhere our members work, and mobile in particular, is key to our 2013 business strategy. Since mobile has become tightly woven into the fabric of our lives, having today’s inDay devoted to mobile makes perfect sense…

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How Do I Find a Good SEO?

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Posted by randfish
Finding a decent SEO is hard work, and the recommendations you get for selecting your perfect fit will vary as much as the people providing them.

Whether you're looking for a consultant or an agency, you don't need to feel alone in your search! In this week's Whiteboard Friday, Rand walks you through his tips for finding an SEO that will be the cheese to your macaroni.

Do you have any other tips you've used to find an SEO that we haven't covered? Leave them in the comments below!

 

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"Howdy SEOmoz fans, and welcome to another edition of Whiteboard Friday…

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Meaningful SEO Metrics

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Meaningful SEO MetricsPosted by willcritchlow
This is a post of two halves. The first half runs through my thoughts on what makes for good metrics, while the second half focuses on a specific process for building appropriate reporting metrics for your individual situation.

Now, I’m a very numbers-driven person. I studied math(s) and once thought I was going to be an inventor until I realised that inventing = engineering, and I needed to be good at partial differential equations…

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