How Social Content Attracts and Engages More Customers

social media book reviewsWhen you think of content optimization, what’s the first thing that comes to mind?

Do you think of keywords, links and search engines?

Or do you focus on useful content, interesting articles, engaged audiences and happy customers?

If you’re in the second camp, you’re clearly familiar with “the big picture” of optimization. But if you’re in the first camp, then stick around—sounds like you need a new perspective!

The most important thing we learned from the Google Panda updates in 2011 is that search engines are really serious about improving search quality and user experience.

Since then, the priority for site owners has been to create original, interesting and sharable content that attracts links from other sites.

Lee Odden has written his first book titled, Optimize: How to Engage More Customers by Integrating SEO, Social Media and Content Marketing. In the book, he takes a holistic approach to content and search optimization and proposes that companies should consider all of the digital assets, data and content they have to work with in order to make both customers and search engines happy.

Here’s what you need to know about the book.

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How Search, Social Media and Content Accelerate Your Business

social media book reviewsYour customers get 99% of their information from search engines, social media referrals, online news sites and targeted content.

If your business is NOT there among the solutions when your customers are looking, you’re lost.

And even if they do find you some other way, you will still lose if you don’t have compelling content to keep them engaged with your brand.

And so you must publish, you must tell stories and you must become interesting to your customers so that they find, like and trust you.

In his book, Accelerate! Move Your Business Forward Through the Convergence of Search, Social & Content Marketing, Arnie Kuenn puts it simply:

“Web users are consumers of content and you need to deliver compelling content that will engage them, and keep them coming back for more.”

This book is about successful digital publishing and consistent content quality. The author explains that if you do it right and strive for quality, you’ll produce content that:

  • Attracts links.
  • Compels people to share it on social media.
  • Meets the real needs of your customers.

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How to Adapt to the New World of Social Business

social media book reviewsThe consumer revolution is in progress. Do you know what part you play in it?

Do you realize that “digital Darwinism” (when society and technology evolve faster than a company’s ability to adapt) is a threat to each and every business (including yours)?

Whether you’re a marketer, a business professional or an entrepreneur, it is your job to figure out why consumers connect and how their social conversations influence your brand.

In his book, The End of Business as Usual, Brian Solis cautions that businesses that embrace and adapt to the revolution will survive the perpetual threat of digital Darwinism—and those that do not will die!

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Can Social Media Actually Make You Money?

social media book reviewsIf you’ve ever asked the question, “Can I make money with social media?“, you might have heard a variety of answers such as, “No!”, “Maybe” or “It depends.”

Rarely (if at all) have you heard the confident and unwavering response, “Yes, you can!

In their book, How to Make Money with Social Media—An Insider’s Guide on Using New and Emerging Media to Grow Your Business, Jamie Turner and Reshma Shah explain that there’s a big difference between people who make money with social media and people who don’t.

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How Ideas Spread With Social Media

social media book reviewsHave you heard of the expression social media myth? Would you recognize a myth if you heard one?

There are those who believe that social media is about joining the conversation, engaging with your customers and being authentic.

Then there are others who believe that if you can’t measure it, you can’t control it. For them, it’s all about setting goals, experimenting, testing, analyzing and measuring.

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Measuring social media activity helps you figure out if you're on the right track.

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This Facebook Marketing Book Might Be Just What You Need

social media book reviewsWhether you’re new to the marketing game of Facebook or a pro looking for ways to improve your Facebook marketing strategy, Facebook Marketing All-In-One for Dummies, which consists of 9 books in 1, might be your hole-in-one.

Facebook Marketing All-In-One for Dummies was written by three industry experts, Amy Porterfield, Phyllis Khare and Andrea Vahl.

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Amy, Phyllis and Andrea.

Let’s get started showing you what you can learn from the pros who authored this book.

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Attacking the Myths of Social Media: An Interview With Jason Falls

social media book reviewsI recently met with Jason Falls, the founder of Social Media Explorer and co-author of the hot new book, No Bullshit Social Media: The All-Business, No-Hype Guide to Social Media Marketing (Jason co-authored this great new book with Erik Deckers).

Jason also has a past with Social Media Examiner. He was one of our founding contributors.

Mike: Some might think the title of your book is a little edgy for the business world. Share how you came up with it and what you are setting out to accomplish with this new book.

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6 Ways to Become Likeable With Social Media

social media book reviewsWould you like people to rave about your business?

Wouldn’t it be nice if customers fall in love with your brand?

If you think that sounds silly, see what people are saying about Mayor Cory Booker of Newark, New Jersey:

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Fans are raving about Newark Mayor Cory Booker, despite numerous challenges facing the city.

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How to Build Your Own Facebook App

social media book reviewsAre you wondering how to integrate Facebook into your website? Got an idea for a Facebook app?

Keep reading to discover a new book that makes it all easy…

The Power of Facebook Integration

When JibJab (the personalized electronic greeting card company) released their first hit video “This Land” in July 2004, they relied exclusively on email to share it with their users.

At that time email was the most effective way to spread a message about an app or a website.

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