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

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Facebook tests new gifts prompt, bookmark ads on mobile + MORE 07/05/2013

Facebook appears to be testing a new ad unit on mobile (sponsored apps in the bookmarks bar) and has started putting birthday notifications in the mobile News Feed, accompanied by a prompt to buy that person a Gift. Tapping the Gift prompt (usually tailored to what a user has liked on Facebook) wil.... More »
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How to Create Buyer Personas With Google Analytics + MORE 05/09/2014

Do you want to learn more about your social media followers? Have you created social media buyer personas? You have to know your audience before you can serve them on social media. In this article I’ll show you how to create buyer personas for your social media audience using Google Analytics..... More »
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Advertising Symbiosis: The Key to Viral Videos + MORE 06/20/2013

It probably won't shock you that the most popular YouTube video in the past month was "Gentleman," the latest hit from South Korean rapper PSY, whose "Gangnam Style" is the most-watched video of all time. More surprising: among the other most-watched videos was an advertisement for bottled water.... More »
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Multichannel Customer Service – Huge Need, Huge Payoff + MORE 03/21/2013

There has been a lot of chatter recently on multichannel customer service and never has multichannel service been so important nor the payoff to business more obvious.  Consider: 73% of consumers would pay more for a better customer service Companies that rate higher than their competitors as meas.... More »
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How to Use the New Facebook Insights + MORE 08/30/2013

Do you rely on Facebook Insights to track the performance of your Facebook page? Are you wondering how the new Insights can help you refine your Facebook activities? In this article, I’ll give you a tour of the new Facebook Insights and the data you’ll find there, so you’re better .... 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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