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This Week in Social Media
LinkedIn Releases a Share Button: Content publishers now have another social media share button to add to their blogs and websites—and it allows direct sharing to LinkedIn profiles and groups. The new LinkedIn Share button will be appreciated by publishers who want to get more visibility via LinkedIn. Check out our implementation at the bottom of this post.
In the age where online reality is replacing actual reality in every facet of our lives, having YOUR face behind YOUR virtual real estate is paramount for people to feel close(er) to you.
This blog post will be your comprehensive guide.
Why Video Blogging?
Video blogging helps you build connections with your viewers like no other blogging format. The close second is perhaps audio.
A case in point is Michael Stelzner. He’s the face behind your favorite business blog SocialMediaExaminer.com, and he used this method to introduce himself and his website to his audience in a very effective way. Have you introduced video content to your personal or business blog? If not, why?
In honor of this special day, I would like to help you grow your blog by sharing some tips we have learned over our last 12 months of explosive growth.
Our little dude is one step closer to getting a real name! And literally more than 500 names were suggested.
We poured through the entire list and came up with five that we really like. Now we need your help picking the final name. Keep reading to see the finalists and how you can vote.
But first, I’d like to give a public tip of the hat to the core team that helped Social Media Examiner become the site it is today.
When you’re a new parent, you have a name all picked out for your little bundle of joy, right?
But we never got around to giving our mascot a name. And his first birthday is just around the corner! And that’s where you come in…
Would you help us name our mascot? We affectionately call him “the little dude” around the Social Media Examiner offices. We want to make this fun, so we’ve got some great prizes we’ll give away to the readers who come up with the best names. See below for details.
The Dude’s Wild Ride
It’s hard to believe that Social Media Examiner is not yet even a year old! With the help of outstanding writers and a brilliant reader base (yep, that’s you!), we’ve achieved a lot.
In this episode of Social Media Examiner TV, Mari Smith examines Facebook Places. If you operate a local business, you’ve likely heard all the buzz about Facebook Places. As a user, you also might be concerned about privacy.
This video is designed to help you understand what Facebook Places could mean for your business. It also examines privacy concerns for users. At the end of the show, Mari shares a hot Facebook marketing tip you won’t want to miss.
Share your feedback, see the show notes and discover how you can be part of a future show below!
To take your Facebook marketing to a new level, here are hot Facebook marketing tips direct from the top industry pros. You’ll want to incorporate these priceless ideas.
The best way to get the most from Facebook is to model the best. Find out who’s doing it right and getting real results, and model their strategies. Here are seven ideas from the top authorities in Facebook marketing. Take notes—these tips are too good to pass up!
When Michael Stelzner started using social media to market his business, he focused exclusively on Twitter. “My first attempt at using Facebook for business was a big flop. I was pretty convinced I could just use Twitter for business.”
Stelzner is a well-known white paper writer, author of the book Writing White Papers: How to Capture Readers and Keep Them Engaged and founder of Social Media Examiner.
As interest in Facebook marketing increases, marketers are looking for new ways to improve their technique.
If you’re a regular reader of Social Media Examiner and also visit our Facebook Page then you’ve already heard about creating custom tabs using Facebook’s Static FBML for engaging first-time Facebook visitors.