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Navigating Financial Social Media Marketing With @BridgetFSM - StatusPeople Social Media Marketing & PR Meetup #SMPRMeetup (London, England
Your company’s social media policy sets the tone and guidelines for social media use within your firm. The first benefit of having a social media policy is that you put time and effort in deciding what you don’t and do want your social media to reflect about your company. There are several different approaches you can take when creating a social media policy. Aim to make the policy specific and relevant to your firm. What are the key benefits of having a company social media policy? What are the key benefits of having a company social media policy?
Are financial service online communities effective? Are financial service online communities effective? Online communities are a powerful tool. Get the strategy right and they can help to generate a major success story: get them wrong, and they fade into insignificance, if you are lucky! Historically, social media was seen as an anathema to businesses like banks. Thankfully such narrow minded thinking is a thing of the past, but some businesses have gone too far in the other direction.
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Dumb Marketing Question #1 - Does Social Media Work? - Sticky Marketing Club Dumb Marketing Question #1 - Does Social Media Work? - Sticky Marketing Club As ‘Social Media’ has become too big to ignore, most companies are dabbling with it in some way. Of course, there are businesses that take Social Media extremely seriously. Meanwhile, others are merely dipping their ‘toe in the water’. Of course, the million dollar question that every company wants to know is this;
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MOOCs: Top 10 Sites for Free Education With Elite Universities

MOOCs: Top 10 Sites for Free Education With Elite Universities

MOOC stands for Massive Open Online Courses. Although there has been access to free online courses on the Internet for years, the quality and quantity of courses has changed. Access to free courses has allowed students to obtain a level of education that many only could dream of in the past.
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How to Make Sure Your Website Passes the Dreaded Blink Test How to Make Sure Your Website Passes the Dreaded Blink Test Visitors judge the value of your website in a matter of seconds. Hours and hours of hard work are distilled into one glance, when they decide whether or not your website is worth their time. This, of course, is what we marketers call "The Blink Test," and it refers to the commonly accepted 3-5 seconds during which a visitor lands on your website, judges it, and decides if they want to stay there and do something, or abandon ship.
Facebook Graph Search Could Be Its Greatest Innovation If you ever used it, you know Facebook Search barely counts as such. It’s absolutely awful. As of Tuesday, however, it’s about to go from zero to hero. To understand how fundamentally better Facebook’s new Graph Search will be, just spend five minutes using the current excuse of a search engine. Yes, that’s right, it stinks. Sure, there’s some word-wheeling in there — where suggested results start appearing as soon as you type a few letters — but the quality of the results ain't great. it’s just an endless number of Facebook pages that have little relation to your query. Facebook Graph Search Could Be Its Greatest Innovation
by Ryan Cohn on Jan 08, 2013 Facebook was all about refinement in 2012. Faced with the question of how to provide high quality, personalized experiences to a growing number of active users, the social network reworked a variety of its products and systems for increased efficiency, revenue and a stronger image. Facebook Growth in 2012 20 Changes Facebook Made In 2012 That Impacted Marketers 20 Changes Facebook Made In 2012 That Impacted Marketers
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Key Stats Study shows that URLs receive a significant boost in Google rankings when they are shared on TwitterThe effects of this boost seem to level out at around 50 tweets, and the subsequent benefit of gaining additional tweets is minimal until around 5,000 tweetsAfter 5,000 tweets the average ranking of URLs improves considerablyURLs receiving over 7,500 tweets almost always rank inside the top 5 resultsAverage rankings are heavily correlated to the number of tweets about each URL Impact on brands Revolutionary study: We prove that tweets do affect rankings
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People love to learn by examining visual representations of data. That’s been proven time and time again by the popularity of both infographics and Pinterest. So what if you could make your own infographics ? What would you make it of? It’s actually easier than you think… even if you have zero design skills whatsoever.

10 Fun Tools To Easily Make Your Own Infographics

10 Fun Tools To Easily Make Your Own Infographics
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With more than 259 million users, LinkedIn is the most popular social network for professionals as well as one of the top social networks overall. Are you using it to its fullest potential? While new social networks are sprouting up constantly, LinkedIn is a powerful platform that often gets underutilized or put on the back burner. But the truth is, LinkedIn can be extremely powerful -- especially when you're aware of all the little hidden tricks that don't get nearly enough exposure as they deserve. To help you master LinkedIn, below is our ultimate list of 35 awesome tricks you may have been overlooking. We've divided these tips into three main categories -- optimizing your LinkedIn presence, using LinkedIn for professional networking, and using LinkedIn for business and marketing. The Ultimate Cheat Sheet for Mastering LinkedIn

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet for Mastering LinkedIn

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Hello! You wouldn’t be here unless you wanted to get more twitter followers. Presumably you have done the usual following to the limits, signing up for twiends to follow people for points etc. I did all that myself and managed to get to around 17,000 followers over about 8 months. Then I discovered a method that got me nearly 6,000 followers in just over a week. Have a look at http://twittercounter.com and search @martincallan to see for yourself. Get up to 1,000 twitter followers
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The 10 Commandments for Giving a Perfect Presentation Looking out into a sea of faces while standing on a stage can be one of the most intimidating experiences of your career. It doesn't matter if it's a group of 12 people in a board room or an auditorium filled with thousands of people -- giving the perfect presentation is no easy feat. It's also pretty critical to your success in delivering the message you want to deliver. Last week, 2,800 marketers converged on Boston for INBOUND 2012 (It sold out, so you better get your tickets for next year's event now!), and world-class speakers gathered to share their expertise on inbound marketing. During the conference and its preparation, some guidelines for giving great presentations emerged, and we wanted to share those lessons with all our awesome blog readers.
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