Podcasting Renaissance: Is Podcasting Making a Comeback? + MORE 10/06/2012

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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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Stop Marketing, Start Engaging: How to Get Social Media to Really Work + MORE 03/14/2014

Do you use social media marketing to grow your business? Are you wondering how to get others to say great things about your brand or product? To discover the common mistakes social media marketers make and how to fix them, I interview Scott Stratten for this episode of the Social Media Marketing pod.... More »
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Hands-on with Facebook Home + MORE 04/04/2013

Facebook today announced Home, a redesigned experience for Android, which brings users’ friends to the forefront of their smartphones. Home will be available for select Android devices at first, but will roll out to others over time as an optional downloadable application from Google Play. We .... More »
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7 Social Media Trends for Consumers: New Research + MORE 01/17/2013

Are 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 fou.... More »
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3 Ways to Boost Your Lead Generation With Social Media + MORE 02/07/2014

Are you looking for new ways to generate leads with social media? Could your online lead generation program use an upgrade? If so, you’re not alone. Only 40% of marketers feel their current online marketing mix meets sales pipeline needs. In this article, I’ll show you three ways marketers c.... More »

Career Checklist for Students: 3 Steps to Build Your Support Network

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Editor’s Note: This is the first in a 3-part “Career Checklist for Students” series by Christina Allen, Director of Product Management for Higher Education, to help students make the most of LinkedIn as they go back to school this Fall. 
In the rush of returning to school or starting a new job, it’s easy to forget how valuable your new relationships can be. The great people you meet can be a “virtual team” providing advice, insights and opportunities for your future…

Google Penguin Update 3 Released, Impacts 0.3% Of English-Language Queries

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Google’s Matt Cutts used Twitter this afternoon to announce that Google is launching the latest “data refresh” of its Penguin spam-fighting algorithm today and that it will affect searches across multiple languages. Including the original Penguin algorithm launch in late April,…

Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

ShopIgniter wants to make it OK for brands to post about products on Facebook

– insidefacebook.com

ShopIgniter wants to make it OK for brands to post about products on FacebookSocial commerce company ShopIgniter this week announced Igniter 4.0, a platform aimed at helping retailers promote their products with rich posts that engage users and push them down the path to conversion.
ShopIgniter CMO Kevin Tate says Igniter aims to fill the gap in the social conversion funnel between awareness/discovery and e-commerce/in-store purchases. When retailers first got on Facebook, they tried to sell too hard and turned off users. Now they know engagement is important but they sometimes end up putting Likes, comments and shares ahead of business objectives…

How Clint Eastwood Has Aged Over The Years

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How Clint Eastwood Has Aged Over The YearsIt’s hard to think of anyone who’s been in the public eye for as long as Clint Eastwood. 57 years after his first movie, the American icon is still looking good, strange political speeches aside. But how has he changed? We’ve pulled an image from him in every year since 1955.First, here’s a yearbook picture 1955—25-year-old Eastwood has an uncredited bit part in ‘Revenge Of The Creature’ 1956—’Star In The Dust’ See the rest of the story at Business Insider Please follow The Wire on Twitter and Facebook…

Hug Me, Diggle, Bike Race, Twoo, Amazon, Take This Lollipop and more on this week’s emerging Facebook apps by MAU

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Hug Me, Diggle, Bike Race, Twoo, Amazon, Take This Lollipop and more on this week’s emerging Facebook apps by MAURockYou!’s Hug Me led our list of emerging Facebook applications by monthly active users this week with 41 percent gain.
We define emerging applications as those that ended with between 100,000 and 1 million MAU in the past week. This week’s top apps grew between 110,000 and 230,000 MAU, based on AppData, our data tracking service covering traffic growth for apps on Facebook.
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Online Marketing News: Social Goes Global, Twitter Gets New Digs, Instagram For Business, New Panda Update

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Online Marketing News: Social Goes Global, Twitter Gets New Digs, Instagram For Business, New Panda Update
The Meaning of Like: How Smart Devices and Social Analytics Are Transforming Retail
This recent infographic from Symphony Teleca shares some very insightful information on the ways that consumers use devices to make purchasing decisions, and the ways that companies can measure these trends.
Going Global: Insights for International Social Media
With more companies receiving service requests from outside the continental US this article examines how best to approach a global social media strategy…

Podcasting Renaissance: Is Podcasting Making a Comeback?

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Are you thinking of starting a podcast?Do you believe podcasts are making a comeback?Do you find yourself listening to more podcasts lately?To explore why podcasting may be entering a renaissance period, I interview Mitch Joel for this episode of the Social Media Marketing podcast.More About This ShowThe Social Media Marketing podcast is a show from Social Media Examiner.It’s designed to help busy marketers and business owners discover what works with social media marketing…

This Week in Thought Leaders: Sleeping Your Way to the Top, Calling Out Jack Welch’s Theories, More

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This Week in Thought Leaders: Sleeping Your Way to the Top, Calling Out Jack Welch’s Theories, MoreThis week, we assembled the biggest names in business and gave them a challenge: Share something interesting with 175 million professionals.
Arianna Huffington delved into the science of sleep. Mohamed El-Erian explained why he’s still concerned about Europe. And Andrew Chen reflected on his friend, Noah Kagan, who lost out on a $100 million Facebook fortune.
The insights, part of LinkedIn’s new thought leader program, spanned across industries and veered into politics, philanthropy and even food…

Facebook roundup: IPO lawsuits, executive departure, Help Center, China and more

– insidefacebook.com

Facebook roundup: IPO lawsuits, executive departure, Help Center, China and moreIPO lawsuits to be combined and heard in NY – Dozens of lawsuits against Facebook, the NASDAQ exchange and IPO underwriters will be combined and heard by a federal judge in New York. Federal judges on Thursday ordered that the IPO-related cases be transferred to Manhattan. Some plaintiffs wanted to keep their cases in California, but Facebook requested the transfer, Reuters reports.
Facebook global communications VP to step down - Facebook Vice President of Global Communications Joe Lockhart is leaving the company after 15 months, AllThingsD reports…

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Career Checklist for Students: 3 Steps to Build Your Support Networkhttp://blog.linkedin.com/
Google Penguin Update 3 Released, Impacts 0.3% Of English-Language Queriessearchengineland.com/
ShopIgniter wants to make it OK for brands to post about products on Facebookinsidefacebook.com
How Clint Eastwood Has Aged Over The Yearsbusinessinsider.com
Hug Me, Diggle, Bike Race, Twoo, Amazon, Take This Lollipop and more on this week’s emerging Facebook apps by MAUinsidefacebook.com
Online Marketing News: Social Goes Global, Twitter Gets New Digs, Instagram For Business, New Panda Updatetoprankblog.com
Podcasting Renaissance: Is Podcasting Making a Comeback?socialmediaexaminer.com
This Week in Thought Leaders: Sleeping Your Way to the Top, Calling Out Jack Welch’s Theories, Morehttp://blog.linkedin.com/
Facebook roundup: IPO lawsuits, executive departure, Help Center, China and moreinsidefacebook.com

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