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Weekly Link Round Up – 08-12-11

Friday, August 12th, 2011

Google+ Tips & Tricks: 10 More Ways To Make the Most of Your Account (Mashable.com)

Google+ is going from being the newest kid on the block, to becoming one of the biggest players in the Social Media space. These tips can help users maximize the power of the search giant’s spanking new Social Media product.

Group Blogging for Business: A Quick How-to Guide (SocialMediaToday.com)

Group blogging is an effective way to develop content for your blog and support your brand’s marketing efforts. Heather Rast on SocialMediaToday offers some insights on setting up a blogging team for your own blog.

Our addiction to Technology Trumps Caffeine, Chocolate and Alcohol (LATimesblogs.LATimes.com)

Admit it – you can’t go for at least a few hours without checking your email or sending out a quick tweet. A recent survey finds that more than half of Americans would rather forego coffee, chocolate, and alcohol than not have access to their mobile phone.

8 Ways to Discover Content Ideas From Your Readers (SocialMediaExaminer.com)

Even the most prolific blogger or content guru will eventually run out of ideas to feed their readers’ hunger for content. Charlene Kingston at SocialMediaExaminer gives a few tips on finding new content ideas from your own readers.

Being Relevant and Reputable—Google’s Sweet Spot (ProBlogger.net)

John Hoff’s guest post on ProBlogger talks about how Search Engine Optimization (SEO) can affect bloggers, and what can be done to gain higher rankings on Google searches.

New features on the Twitter front

Friday, August 12th, 2011

Twitter has unveiled three new features in the past two days, aimed to improve user experience by providing more interesting information and accessibility to its users. Yesterday, popular social media messaging giant introduced new additions to the basic user profile’s interface with two tabs that offer a wee bit more insight into your usage of Twitter and how your tweets are accepted online. And today, a rather subtle change appeared on the site, one that improves efficiency.

 

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Weekly Link Round Up – 08-05-11

Friday, August 5th, 2011

Report: The Rise of the Social Advertising (BrianSolis.com)

Social advertising continues to evolve and remains to force us to think outside the box. Whether or not it represents the cure for an emerging dilemma called “banner blindness”, brands will continue to experiment and find the best way to attract the consumer’s eye.

How Does Getting a Thumbs Down on StumbleUpon Negatively Effect Your Content? (Soshable.com)

StumbleUpon is considered as one of the best tools that SMBs can use when hoping to generate traffic for their websites or blogs. Take advantage of its benefits and prevent other users from rejecting your content with these helpful tips.

Six Ways to Get Feedback On Your Posts and Pages (And Why You Need To) (ProBlogger.net)

Analyzing your existing comments, being active on Twitter and Facebook, posting messages on a forum, and even hiring a writing coach can draw more attention and let you receive constructive feedback on your blog.

Book Marketing: How 4 Authors Are Finding Success With Social Media (Mashable.com)

Four tech-savvy authors have managed to bridge the gap between the book industry’s deterioration and this era’s technological advances by using social media to their advantage. They share how other writers can benefit from branding and fan management, whether they’re rookies or bestseller giants.

7 Deadly Sins of Social Media (SocialMediaToday.com)

Social media can be a great tool for marketing, networking, and sharing the latest information if used correctly. If used incorrectly, it can be an inefficient use of time and resources. Avoid committing the seven deadly, digital sins of social media through this engaging post.

Tips for a thriving Tumblr presence II

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

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Perhaps the best qualities that continue to pull in more people to Tumblr (aside from the vast amount of engaging contents already circulating) is the utterly straightforward interface. It makes it very easy to sign up, customize, publish, and share content. And what’s more, Tumblr continues to flourish with more users and entire communities smoothly going the oversharer‘s route.

 

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Tool Time: Tweriod

Monday, August 1st, 2011

If you’ve chosen Twitter as part of your online marketing tool box, you’ll immediately find that the challenge is obviously the alarming number of tweets that gets posted every few seconds. Obviously, the more people who get to view your tweets, the better the mileage your brand gets across the social Web. This includes all the organic retweets from your followers, and those aggregated and organized by third-party Twitter services, and news bookmarking tools online.

So how many people actually get to read your Twitter-geared messages before they are shoved to the sides?

 

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