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World Map of Social Networks

10 Jan

A new edition of Vincenzo Cosenza World Map of Social Networks for December 2012, showcasing the most popular social networking sites by country as reported by Alexa traffic data. Facebook still reigns supreme globally with 1 billion active users in 127 out of 137 countries that were analyzed, Facebook has established the leadership position.

World Map of Social Networks December 2012

SOcial Media Marketing Terms

3 Nov

Glossary of social media terms designed to familiarize you with important web 3.0 terminology that every person using social media should know.

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API – Application Programming Interface, commonly used by developers – it is code that is intended to be used by other software components to communicate with one other.
Avatar – graphical images that represent people. They can be a logo, image, or photo.

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B2B
 – Business to Business, commonly used to describe the type of customers a company sells their products to.
B2C – Business to Consumer, commonly used to describe the type of customers a company sells their products to.
Blog – short for the word Weblog, it’s a web page that is similar to a journal or diary, although many companies now use them for business news, tips and tricks.
Blogroll – is a list of blogs usually located in the sidebar of another blog indicating who that blogger reads on a regular basis.

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Crowdsourcing - a term used to harness knowledge and skills of a group of people to solve a problem or contribute content.
CTA
 – Call-to-action, commonly used in email or marketing campaigns and signifies what you want a person to do once they see your campaign or ad.

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Feeds -
 are ways in which you can read or listen to items from blogs, podcasts, or other RSS feeds without going to the actual websites. You can set up the feed to be delivered to you via email or you can go to the feed site.
Freemium
 – a type of business model that offers you some of the product for free and then allows you to upgrade and add additional options for a premium price.

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Hashtag – 
is the pound sign (#) that is put in front of keywords or phrases and used on Twitter so that people can track and follow those conversations easily

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iOS 
- is a mobile operating system developed by Apple.

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Metatags - are keywords that are embedded in your HTML of your website that provide information about the site’s content and allow search engines to categorize your site.
Microblogging - the act of posting short messages to a website.  For example, Twitter is a microblogging site.

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News feed –  is a feed full of news that you want to receive or have subscribed to. For example, for Twitter it is all of the tweets from the people you are following comprise your news feed. For Facebook, all of your “friends” posts are considered your news feed.

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OS – stands for Operating System and is a program loaded onto a computer or mobile device that performs common basic tasks such as sending output to the display screen.

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Permalink - A web address (URL) of a particular post within a blog or website
Plugin
 – is a software component that adds functionality to a website or blog. For example, social sharing buttons are usually packaged as a plugin so that it allows people to share from your website or blog.
Podcast – video or audio content that can be subscribed to and then downloaded from a website so that you can view or listen offline.
Post
 – text that you type in a box on a web page to educate or inform others of news or information you wish to share on the internet to an audience

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ROI – 
an acronym that stands for return on investment and refers to what you will get in return for the amount of time or money you are investing in something.
RSS – stands for really simple syndication and it allows you to subscribe to blogs or other media and have it delivered to you through a feed.

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SEO – Search Engine Optimization, used when talking about keywords that increase your search rank on web search engines like Google, Yahoo! or Bing.
Status update – commonly used to refer to a post on Facebook, it is text you type into a web page to educate or inform an audience on the internet.
SMO – Social media optimization, is the measure of social activity that attracts users to website content.
Social bookmarking – is the act of adding a link to a website that can be organized and tagged by the user. Examples of social bookmarking sites are Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Digg, and Delicious.

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Widget –  is a chunk of code that allows you to add functionality to your website without you having to write any code yourself. It usually displays static content, although sometimes they are derived from plugins and can be someone dynamic with rotating text for example.

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LinkedIn and your Brand: Are You Getting the Right Value?

10 Sep

September 11th at 12pm EST / 9am PST

Originally designed as an online exchange for job seekers and hiring managers, LinkedIn’s growth has made it an important social platform for brand exposure and research. Recruiters hunt for likely hiring prospects, and skilled workers demonstrate their value using resumes, profiles and posts.

But best practices for communications are less clear – what are the marketing and public relations angles for brands in such a community? How are the returns measured on a brand’s investment of time in LinkedIn?

In this webinar, our panel of experts will identify ways that companies can evaluate their success in presenting their brands to the tens of millions of LinkedIn members. Join as we discuss these questions, and your own:

  • Beyond proving themselves as attractive companies to work for, what other brand reinforcements are possible?
  • What forms of presence must a brand take in order to reach its market on LinkedIn?
  • What makes a good recruiter/ambassador on Linkedin?
  • What are the pitfalls to brand representation on LinkedIn?

Register here: http://bit.ly/Nl73uj

About the Panel:


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Chuck Hester

Chuck Hester is a LinkedIn power connector with more than 11,000 direct connections. He is a sought-after expert on the subject of using LinkedIn for media relations, personal and professional branding, and how to use social media to build business contacts. He’s addressed conferences thought the country and the world from Canada to Australia and throughout the United States. The Chief Connections Officer at Chuck Hester Enterprises, Chuck helps businesses get their stories told through influencer relations, good old fashion PR strategies and hard work. He also offers LinkedIn Boot Camps that help businesses maximize their use of LinkedIn, find and retain customers and enhance their social media footprints.

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Viveka Von Rosen

Viveka is known internationally as the “LinkedIn Expert” and speaks to business owners, corporations, Legal Firms and associations on the benefits of marketing with social media, and in particular LinkedIn. Author of  “LinkedIn Marketing: An Hour A Day” for John Wiley & Sons, she is also a regular source on LinkedIn for prestigious news outlets such as Mashable.com, TheSocialMediaExaminer.com and The Miami Herald.  She is the host of the biggest LinkedIn chat on Twitter:#LinkedInChat (Recently quoted by Mashable as one of the top 10 business blogs) and co-moderator of LinkedStrategies, the largest LinkedIn strategy group on LinkedIn. She is constantly learning, sharing and transferring social media skills and strategies to her tribe.

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Neal Schaffer

Neal Schaffer is a leader in helping businesses and professionals strategically leverage the business potential of social media.A Forbes Top 30 Social Media Power Influencer and creator of the AdAge Top 100 Global Marketing Blog Windmill Networking, Neal is a social media keynote speaker who is also known for his two award-winning and critically acclaimed social media books: ”Maximizing LinkedIn for Sales and Social Media Marketing” and “Windmill Networking: Maximizing LinkedIn.”

Register now! http://bit.ly/Nl73uj

SOURCE: Social Media Today

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