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New LinkedIn feature allows users to follow major thought leaders - Canada Canada Social Media. Blogliterati : The Blogliterati cartoon is... Has Facebook tweaked EdgeRank? - Canada Canada Social Media. Are you a Facebook Fan Page owner or administrator?

Has Facebook tweaked EdgeRank? - Canada Canada Social Media

If so, you may have noticed a decrease in the number of followers who read and interact with your posts for the last few days. Despite the fact that no official source has confirmed the situation, some bloggers have taken it upon themselves to “stir the pot”. Such is the case of and Social@Ogilvy’s Geoffrey Colon, who states that he got the information directly from Facebook – but does not share links. According to him, the company changed its Edgerank algorithm on September 20, to offer a de-cluttered experience to mobile and tablet users: “Facebook usually tinkers with the algorithm on a weekly basis, but this is the first time the change has been made in an effort to minimize brand page posts being seen by those who have opted in to “liking” that page,” he says in an article published on September 25.

iProspectBlog draws a different conclusion. The company mentioned that caution should be applied in this situation. New eBook project! (with image, tweet) · cendrinemedia. Blogliterati : Follow author @cendrinemedia... 5 Business Social Networks You May Not Have Heard Of. Everyone knows about Twitter and Facebook, but what if you want a more professional place to network with businesses and those looking for employment?

5 Business Social Networks You May Not Have Heard Of

Believe it or not, there are many more social networks out there than just the two top dogs. Best of all, these are social networks that are made for business professionals. The following are just five business social networks you may not have heard of. DoMyStuff Those looking to get a job done, and those looking for work, should definitely consider joining DoMyStuff. XING is the top dog when it comes to social networking for businesses. This week in social media: Facebook, Google, Klout, LinkedIn, Klout, and more.

Klout and Microsoft sign multi-year agreement - Canada Canada Social Media. Klout and Microsoft announced on Thursday a partnership that could provide a better insight into social influence through search.

Klout and Microsoft sign multi-year agreement - Canada Canada Social Media

This new agreement allows Microsoft to include more social data (Klout scores and influential topics) in the ‘People You Know’ sidebar of Bing, its search engine: “The Klout Score and topics are a helpful signal for understanding why you should trust recommendations from these experts,” says Klout’s CEO and co-founder Joe Fernandez on the blog of the company. “By clicking through to those users’ Klout profiles, you can see their best moments and gain additional context and insights into their expertise. It’s the “social resume” at work!”

The partnership also benefits Klout, which has now access to two additional data points. “Over the next few months, we will include this data in the Klout Score and continue to add signals generated from Bing searches,” Fernandez continues. This week, Klout also started integrating Facebook Fan Pages into its scores. 10 SEO Myths Debunked. By StevePlunkett on Sep 25, 2012 SEO is dead.

10 SEO Myths Debunked

Social Media has replaced SEO. New LinkedIn feature adds another layer of professional validation - Canada Canada Social Media. LinkedIn continues cementing its status as the top social media platform for business professionals.

New LinkedIn feature adds another layer of professional validation - Canada Canada Social Media

On Monday, the team announced the introduction of Endorsements. With this new feature, members have the opportunity to vouch for their favourite peers by endorsing the skills and expertise listed on their profiles, or suggesting ones that the latter may not have thought of adding. Unlike recommendations, which require members to write testimonials, endorsements are done in a couple of easy clicks.

You can endorse your connections by looking at the top of their profiles or checking out the new 'Skills and Expertise' section. Once the process is completed, these people will be notified by email and on LinkedIn. Right now, the feature is only available in the United States, India, New Zealand, and Australia, but should roll out to all members in all languages over the next few weeks. In other news Missing MySpace?

For more information, check out the video on the left. Google welcomes Authorship Program participants with email - Canada Canada Social Media. Social media news: Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Wikipedia - Canada Canada Social Media. Social media news: Facebook, Google, Scoop.it and YouTube - Canada Canada Culture & Events. Here is a quick roundup of some of the latest happenings in the social media world.

Social media news: Facebook, Google, Scoop.it and YouTube - Canada Canada Culture & Events

Facebook On Thursday, Facebook announced that Facebook Exchange (FBX) was out of beta. The service allows advertisers and agencies to purchase Facebook ads through real-time bidding: “Facebook Exchange is perfect when the objective is a conversion outside Facebook and the data used to drive that objective exists outside Facebook,” says Scott Shapiro, product marketing manager for Facebook Exchange. “When brand goals like increasing awareness and favorability are the objective, Facebook’s native tools are usually a better fit because they work with all our social formats and placements in addition to fan targeting.” For more information on FBX, click here. Content curation tool review: Listly - Canada Canada Social Media. Bloggers know it.

Content curation tool review: Listly - Canada Canada Social Media

People love list posts. They love them because they are skimmable and easy to read. And they usually work as great resources that they can bookmark for future reference. Social media news: Facebook, Hootsuite, LinkedIn, Twitter, and WordPress - Canada Canada Social Media. Here is a quick roundup of some of the latest happenings in the social media world.

Social media news: Facebook, Hootsuite, LinkedIn, Twitter, and WordPress - Canada Canada Social Media

Facebook Facebook closed its purchase of Instagram and officially welcomed the photo-sharing app to the “family” on Thursday: Social media news: Digg, Facebook, Google, Twitter, WordPress, and YouTube - Canada Canada Social Media. Here is a quick roundup of some the latest happenings in the social media world.

Social media news: Digg, Facebook, Google, Twitter, WordPress, and YouTube - Canada Canada Social Media

Digg On Tuesday, the Digg team released a new feature that allows users to save stories for later perusal on Digg.com or their iPhones. The option appears when mousing over articles. Also, long-time users can now retrieve their prior-Digg v1 data thanks to the Digg Archive. The 5 Key Elements of Social Media with Soul. With how competitive the Internet is, how do you stand out from the crowd?

The 5 Key Elements of Social Media with Soul

How do you make sure your brand doesn’t drown in the social media sea? While every business owner reaches success in their own way, there are key traits successful business owners utilize to build high-quality, unique brands backed by a loyal tribe of followers. Kred Story offers new insights into social media influence - Canada Canada Social Media. PeopleBrowsr's brainchild Kred, launched Kred Story, its redesigned platform, on Tuesday. Based on the social analytics company’s datamine of social data, Kred Story is a visual, RebelMouse-like stream that provides visitors with a snapshot of a Kred influencer’s online activity over time, including social media posts (Twitter and Facebook), mentions, interactions, links, photos, and commonly used words. Each item in the stream is clickable, allowing viewers to get more information about each contribution. The information appears in a pop-up, and features share buttons (Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest) and Retweets (if the post comes from Twitter).

Viewers can also give Kred points to the influencer, and follow retweeters. Social media and social change (Infographic) Social media news: Facebook, Google, Pinterest, Twitter and WordPress - Canada Canada Social Media. Here is a quick roundup of the latest happenings in the social media world. Facebook Facebook Page owners and administrators can now check their lists of subscribers, and access public information available on them by clicking on their names.

The new feature is located in the admin panel. To find it, click the “fans” tab, then “see all”. Users could also soon see sponsored stories pop up in their news feed. Finally, Facebook added the life event “expecting a baby” to Timeline last Monday. Google Google released on Wednesday an update to the Google Maps for Android app (Version 6.10). With Version 6.10, users can now choose to display a specific mode of public transportation. 3 Social Marketing Hacks: A Cheat Sheet for Getting More Fans and Followers. People don't "Follow", "Like", or "Circle" your company because you're great. They do it because it benefits them. That's they secret to every viral marketing campaign. Maybe your latest blog post will help them save money. Or perhaps it made them laugh (or cry). Either way, the underlying trigger that sparked their reaction is your key to unlocking social media growth.

Here are 3 effective ways to leverage those triggers and get more fans and followers. Image courtesy of seanrnicholson 1. The quickest way to grow any social network is to incentivize your customers. You have to craft an offer that's not only appealing, but also motives them to take action. But be careful... The offer or incentive you use will depend on your business. For example, using coupons will work great for commodity-type businesses that are going after price-concious customers. So you need to match your unique situation with the type of offer, or bait you're using.

Here are some other examples that I use with my clients: 3 Social Marketing Hacks: A Cheat Sheet for Getting More Fans and Followers. Klout unveils updated scoring system - Canada Canada Social Media. Have you checked your Klout Score lately? If not, now is the time to do it. Influence-measurement platform Klout rolled out major changes to its algorithm on Tuesday. The new Score factors in more data points (12 billion vs. 1 million) and social signals than before (400 vs. 100), to include a user’s actions on Twitter, Google+, Foursquare, Facebook, and LinkedIn, the +K they have received (capped every 90-day measurement cycle), and real-world influence, with Wikipedia as a new primary data source.

This explains why Canadian Justin Bieber’s grade on the site has decreased by 8 points: Although [he] is one of the most influential celebrities on Twitter, his Wikipedia page has lower importance than those of people like Barack Obama. Social media news: Digg, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and WordPress - Canada Canada Social Media. Here is a quick roundup of the latest happenings in the social media world. Digg The Digg team introduced on Wednesday a series of new features: How to Create a Social Media Strategy. Social media news: Digg, Facebook, Google, Hootsuite, and YouTube - Canada Canada Social Media.

Here is a quick roundup of some of the latest happenings in the social media world. Digg. Social Media Influencers. Social media news: Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Twitter, and more - Canada Canada Social Media. Here is a quick roundup of some of the latest happenings in the social media world. How can businesses keep up with customer expectations for social media follow-ups? So.cl: A social networking site with an edge - Canada Canada Social Media. 49 Social Media Management and Influence Measurement Tools. Social media news: Google, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, and more - Canada Canada Social Media. Here is a quick roundup of some of the latest happenings in the social media world. Women's Enterprise Centre. 54 Free Social Media Monitoring Tools [Update2012]

DIY: How To Make A Free Social Media Monitoring Dashboard. Social media news: Digg, Facebook, Google Plus, LinkedIn, Twitter, and more - Canada Canada Social Media. Here is a quick roundup of the latest happenings in the social media world. 7 Apps To Help Filter Through The Growing Social Media Noise. Now that internet uses are finding themselves with several social networking profiles to manage, it is easy for all that content and information to become nothing more than noise; pointless chatter that takes up vital brain cells and gets in the way of important details. Several filters, extensions and applications made their way online to help discerning social medias to cut out the more banal aspects of the day-to-day dealings with Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and the like.

Below are several of the best available (with one rubbish one thrown in for good measure). 12 free social media tools to make your life easier. Social media news: Facebook, Google Plus, Pinterest and Twitter - Canada Canada Social Media. 21 Freelancing Social Media Faux Pas. Top 25 Social Media Pet Peeves Resumebear Online Resume. 6 Ways to Stay on Top of Social Media. Social media news: Facebook, Google Plus, Twitter and Yahoo - Canada Canada Social Media. How to Spot a Fake Social Media Expert. 6 Ways to Reinvent Your Social Media Positioning. Social media news: Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest and YouTube - Canada Canada Social Media. Google+ turns +1 button into discovery tool - Canada Canada Social Media. Social Media Tips and News / Your Roadmap to BRAND YOU for Social Media Marketing Success #personalbranding #socialmedia.

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Social Media / #socialmedia #news: Google+ users can now access Google Contacts info on friends’ profiles.