Nominate Your Favorite Social Media Blog: 6th Annual Top 10 Social Media Blog Contest

social media reviewsWe are accepting nominations for our 6th annual Top 10 Social Media Blogs contest, the biggest contest for social media blogs.

We are looking for your nomination for the top 10 social media blogs. The winners will be promoted in our 320,000-reader newsletter and announced on Social Media Examiner.

How to Nominate

Please make a single nomination of your favorite social media blog by commenting below and including why you like the blog (only your first nomination counts). Be sure to include a link to the blog (comments with links automatically go into moderation for review and will be posted within one day).

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Nominate your favorite social media blog for the 2014 Top Ten list.

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Nominate Your Favorite Social Media Blog: 5th Annual Top 10 Social Media Blog Contest

social media reviewsWe are accepting nominations for our 5th annual Top 10 Social Media Blogs contest, the biggest contest for social media blogs.

We are looking for your nomination for the Top 10 Social Media Blogs. The winners will be promoted in our 230,000-reader newsletter and announced on Social Media Examiner.

How to Nominate

Please make a single nomination of your favorite social media blog by commenting below and including why you like the blog (only your first nomination counts). Be sure to include a link to the blog.

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Win Free Tickets to Content Success Summit 2013

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UPDATE: Congrats to Shea Craig, winner of 2 free tickets, and Amie Baumwell, winner of 1 free ticket, to Content Success Summit. Here is Shea’s winning entry.

Want to win a free ticket to the largest online content marketing event of the year?

Social Media Examiner has worked hard to bring you our very first Content Success Summit.

And we’ve come up with a fun way to get you involved.

First, what is this event?

Content Success Summit 2013 is a large online conference dedicated to help marketers and business owners master content marketing.

More than 400 businesses have already signed up; these are small businesses just like yours that want to learn how to develop a content marketing strategy and the latest trends.

Twenty-two of the world’s most respected content marketing experts will share their strategies with you.

Your instructors are the world’s top content marketing experts.

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Nominate Your Favorite Social Media Blog: 4th Annual Top 10 Social Media Blog Contest

social media reviewsWe are accepting nominations for our 4th annual Top 10 Social Media Blogs contest, the biggest contest for social media blogs.

We are looking for your nomination for the Top 10 Social Media Blogs. The winners will be promoted in our 186,000-reader newsletter and announced on Social Media Examiner.

How to Nominate

Please make a single nomination of your favorite social media blog by commenting below and including why you like the blog (only your first nomination counts). Be sure to include a link to the blog.

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5 Ways to Improve Your Facebook News Feed Exposure

social media how toDoes your business have a Facebook page?

Getting your posts seen by your fans should be a top priority.

But in order for your fans to see what you post on Facebook, they must first interact with your posts if you have any hope of getting a bottom-line return on investment from Facebook.

Why EdgeRank Matters on Facebook

Facebook has a news feed algorithm (often referred to as EdgeRank) that hides a significant portion of your updates from your fans, even when you’re getting good interaction. Most pages aren’t reaching a very high percentage of fans.

PageLever’s seminal research on this topic revealed that the average page only reaches 7% of its fans daily.

When some marketers see this, their knee-jerk reaction is to use ads to acquire more new fans. But if you already have a decent fan base, it makes more sense to first focus on reaching your fans before you shift your focus to growing your audience.

In this article I’m going to share with you the tips learned by examining a recent social media success story.

BrandGlue‘s client Jackson Kayak was only reaching 20.1% of their fans in January 2012, but they were able to increase that to 39.8% within 3 months. They accomplished this by using the same tips shared in this article.

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Win Free Tickets to Facebook Success Summit 2012

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********UPDATE: Congratulations to Marc Ensign, the winner of 2 free tickets for this entry, and Melissa Toppenberg, the winner of the Twitter contest and 1 free ticket.*****

Want to win a free ticket to the largest online Facebook marketing event of the year?

Social Media Examiner has worked hard to bring you our third-annual Facebook Success Summit.

And we’ve come up with a fun way to get you involved.

First, what is this event?

Facebook Success Summit 2012 is a large online conference dedicated to helping marketers and business owners master Facebook marketing.

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Top 10 Small Business Facebook Pages: 2012 Winners!

social media viewpointsSmall businesses can stand out in a big way with Facebook.

If you’re looking for some creative examples of Facebook pages from the small guys, look no further!

More than 1,800 nominations came in from our contest. These represent over 500 small businesses.

Our panel of Facebook experts carefully reviewed the nominees and finalists, analyzing their landing pages, engagement, reader involvement and creative use of promotions (among other things).

None of these businesses have huge budgets, yet they all have achieved amazing success. The following are the winners of Social Media Examiner’s Top 10 Small Business Facebook Pages for 2012:

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9 Tips for Running Successful Facebook Contests

social media how toHave you considered using a Facebook contest?

These days, it seems like just about everyone is giving away something on Facebook.

iPad or $100 gift certificate, anyone?

Keep reading to learn nine tips for making Facebook contests more successful.

Do Contests Really Work?

Some business owners recognize that contests can increase the number of people who Like their business, and even more importantly, they realize that contests can provide valuable customer information. Then there are the business owners who complain that Facebook contests “just don’t work.”

So do contests work or not?

They do—but only if you do them the right way, with a reason for your fans to want to interact, a good prize and a clean design like Pocono Mountains features in their latest contest.

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Pocono Mountains offer an interactive contest where fans are asked to create a "life's greater" equation then enter for a chance to be featured on a billboard in Philly and/or NYC.

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9 Businesses Using Pinterest Contests to Drive Traffic and Exposure

social media how toAre you using Pinterest to market your business?

Running contests on Pinterest is a great way to expose your brand to a large audience, attract new followers and engage with your existing follower base.

In this article, I’ll showcase nine businesses running successful Pinterest contests.

Why Pinterest Contests?

Here is why you should run a contest on Pinterest:

Using Pinterest contests, your brand can engage with consumers in a personal and cost-effective way.

Contests can also help you collect customer information, preferences and feedback. This valuable data can then be put into action to enhance your offerings and acquire more customers.

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