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5.0 out of 5 stars Must Read: The Social Media Why? So you can get focused now…, June 23, 2013
 
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After reading about 50% of The Social Media Why? I have already wrote down a few notes of things that I need to improve on and try to remember for my own business venture, as well as the clients I serve (and will be serving). I really enjoyed the 5 Actions Steps that were included. Not only is this a great resource to read and gain knowledge from but you have action steps that you can put into place before you move onto the next social media. So if you are just stuck or confused when it comes to social media of Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, Google+, etc… then I’d recommend getting started with The Social Media Why? today.

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How To Tweet Now-a-days…

  • Instead of “you” – use “u”
  • Instead of “and” – use “&”
  • Instead of “your” – use “ur”
  • Instead of “to” or “too” – use “2”
  • Instead of “before” – use “b4”
  • Instead of “favorite” – use “fave”
  • Instead of “great” – use “gr8”
  • Instead of “later” – use “l8r”
  • Instead of “people” – use “peeps” or “ppl”
  • Instead of “are” – use “r”
  • Instead of “please” – use “plz”
  • Instead of “thanks” – use “thx”
  • Instead of “with” – use “w”
  • Instead of “I will do” – use “I’ll do”
  • Instead of “I hope” – use “Hope”
  • FYI: Get rid of “that” and “the” whenever possible

Looking into The Social Media Landscape

Aligning Business Objectives to Social Media should be on your to-do list for 2011!

The CMO’s Guide To The Social Media Landscape

Social media marketing is expected to dominate this year — so much so that 81% of CMOs plan to link their annual revenues to their social media investment, according to a recent survey by The CMO Club and Bazaarvoice. But the growing list of online social media sites makes choosing the right route complicated. From Facebook to YouTube to Digg and beyond, which media outlets will net the most bang for the buck in terms of customer communication, brand exposure, traffic, and SEO? Read more: http://www.cmo.com/social-media/cmos-guide-social-media-landscape#ixzz1S04p1Reu

Social Media Landscape by Fred Cavazza

As you can see, those different tools and services can be grouped into categories:

Which ones are you active on?

Top 5 Solutions to Optimize the Social Media Experience

  1. Ping.fm
  2. Hootsuite.com
  3. Tweetdeck.com
  4. SocialOomph.com
  5. Vitrue.com

I have heard and used the top 4 – but #5 has me puzzled. Going to check it out now and report tomorrow what I think about it for you.

 

Top 5 list from Top 50 Solutions To Optimize The Social Media Experience, WebsiteMagazine.com, February 2011 Issue (page 16)

Need Traffic? Fast Solutions To Drive Traffic to Your Website

Website traffic is for many business models, the key to profits. The more traffic you have, the bigger your bottom line. Whether you’re launching a new product or just want a quick influx of cash, sometimes you need tons of traffic quickly. Here are 5 fast solutions to drive traffic to your website.

#1 Social media. Social media works quickly and if you have a large following on any of the social media sites, you can generate a ton of traffic to your website quickly. The key is to create attention grabbing posts that arouse curiosity, make people laugh or stir up a controversy. You want to generate click throughs to your website. Make the most of your social networking tactics and use technology to get the job done. For example, one StumbleUpon post can be integrated with both Facebook and Twitter profiles so you’re making waves on all three social sites at once.

#2 Article marketing. Article marketing works well when you concentrate your efforts on quality article marketing sites with large audiences. One well written and informative article, rewritten a few times, and submitted to a handful of directories can generate the traffic you’re looking for. Be sure to include a bio box that includes a call to action and a link to your website to motivate click throughs.

#3 Blogging. Post on your own blog or be a guest blogger on a blog with a large number of subscribers. Like social networking, if you offer an informative, controversial or entertaining post, you’ll have people clicking through to your website like mad. Of course, if you also promote this wonderful blog post(s) via social media, you can double your traffic results.

#4 Video content. It’s amazing how quickly a video can go viral. Like print content, videos that entertain, stir up a bit of controversy or offer tremendous value cause a buzz. They’re forwarded to friends and downloaded on laptops and mobile devices around the globe. A good video can generate all the traffic you need. Again, integrate a bit of social media to promote your video, blog about it too, and you can multiply your traffic results.

#5 Partnerships. Partnering with a relevant or compatible business can work quite well to generate traffic fast. The key is to come up with a mutually beneficial agreement. Find people in your industry that are willing to work with you and help each other drive traffic. A partnership may include guest blogging on each other’s sites, swapping advertisements or even promoting one another in your ezine.

It’s possible to drive a ton of traffic to your website fast. The trick is to have a plan in place, know your audience and your goals, and take action. To your success!

WebsiteMagazine.com | February 2010 | Top 50 Social Media Resources

WebsiteMagazine.com‘s February 2010 article, Top 50 Social Media Resources goes on to mention that the Top 50 is all based upon website’s popularity.

What site do you spend most of your day at?

  1. Facebook
  2. YouTube
  3. MySpace
  4. Twitter
  5. Flickr
  6. Photobucket
  7. Linkedin
  8. Digg
  9. Ning
  10. Yelp
  11. Tagged
  12. Squidoo
  13. Scribd
  14. Stumbleupon
  15. Hi5
  16. Bebo
  17. Reddit
  18. Myyearbook
  19. Technorati
  20. Kaboodle
  21. Friendster
  22. Flixster
  23. Xanga
  24. Epinions
  25. Plaxo
  26. Mybloglog
  27. Yuku
  28. Metafilter
  29. Blackplanet
  30. Care2
  31. Getsatisfaction
  32. Friendfeed
  33. Clipmarks
  34. Cafemom
  35. Newsvine
  36. Omgili
  37. Gigya
  38. Ballhype
  39. Current
  40. Revver
  41. Ping.fm
  42. Tribe.net
  43. Magnify.net
  44. Diigo
  45. Dzone
  46. Xing
  47. Faves
  48. Tweetdeck
  49. Ecademy
  50. Twine

So what are you doing with Social Media and how involved are you?

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Do you want more people to read your articles? RETWEET your articles. Spread the word!

I recently signed up for article directories. One of the article directories was ArticleZU.com. Within their confirmation email they had a message that I wanted to share with everyone. Here are some very good points:

Below are a number of reasons why you should RETWEET your articles.

Retweets are viral

Retweets show up as top-level items in FriendFeed

Retweets typically give credit to sources

– While giving credit to sources, retweets can lead to relationships

– Susbstantial amounts of retweets can say a lot about the quality of content

Retweets can inspire further conversation

Retweets can be good for branding

Retweets can easily be shared across multiple networks, like Twitter, Friend, Facebook, etc.

Retweets can provide followers with additional value in quality content

Retweeting is easy, simply hit the Retweet button on your approved article

Happy Retweeting!

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