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Twittermania: 140+ More Twitter Tools! Various Twitter-related tools and plugins have been multiplying fast over since we did our big Twitter Toolbox and 8 awesome Firefox plugins for Twitter earlier.

Twittermania: 140+ More Twitter Tools!

When we say fast, we "mean 140+ new tools" fast, and we probably missed some, too. You know what this means: now you have to arm yourself with dozens of shiny widgets you probably don't need, but you can't resist them anyway. Posting Enhancement. Twitter Profiling. Twitter Profiling. 85 Twitter Tools. Here’s a look at some of the tools that have been feeding my Twitter addiction, and some other highly-recommended tools that I’ll be checking out this week.

85 Twitter Tools

As Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey said in our meeting last week, the strength of Twitter lies in its open API and 3rd party tools; the platform itself is incredibly simple. If you’re looking to get the most out of Twitter, these tools will help you do just that. At first I ignored Twitter as just another vanilla social media app. Then I looked into it and just didn’t get it. Finally I signed up and started playing around, but was less than impressed (I followed all the wrong people and felt like I was opting-in to be SPAMmed). If I’ve missed one of your favorites, leave it in the comments section. Find out when someone stops following you 1. Twitter Tools. Twitter Tools. Social Media. Blogs Business 3. Local. Social Universe. Search and Research. Keyword Research.

Local Search Marketing. Localization. Tools. Horn13. Marketing. 8. Twitchboard 9. Socialmedia 1. Foursquare. Social media discussion. Google-local. Social Media ROI. Social Media : Marketing. New Businesses. How Social Media Drives New Business: Six Case Studies. Businesses both big and small are flocking to social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Foursquare.

How Social Media Drives New Business: Six Case Studies

The fact is that a presence on these platforms not only allows companies to engage in conversations with consumers, but also serves as an outlet to drive sales through deals and coupons. And while major brands like Starbucks, Virgin, and Levi’s have been participating in the social web for some time now, the rate of adoption among small businesses is increasing too. According to a recent University of Maryland study, social media adoption by small businesses has doubled from 12% to 24% in the last year. Automated Phone Calling Systems - Call-Em-All. The Dealmap – The best local deals, coupons and discounts from t. Design a Facebook page for Free!

SimpleGeo - Location is Hard. Make it Simple. Facebook and Twitter users spend 1.5x more online than the avera. InShare13 If you want to get a glimpse of the economic future, focus on the emerging trends driven by those defining the evolution of the social Web.

Facebook and Twitter users spend 1.5x more online than the avera

Social media is not only democratizing influence and upsetting the traditional media ecosystem, it is now an indicator for a potential economic resurgence. Leading metrics firm, comScore, released its Q1 U.S E-Commerce Spending Report recently, finding that online retail spending approached $34 billion in Q1 2010, which represents a 10 percent boost compared to last year. The surge also symbolizes the first time that growth rates hit double-digits since the second quarter of 2008. In its detailed report, comScore also revealed both interesting and promising insight into the social consumer and their spending habits. Consumers on Twitter According to the report, 23% of Twitter users follow businesses to find special deals, promotions, or sales. Consumers on Facebook Online Spending #EngageorDie Please consider reading my new book, Engage!

Social media: Hype or money-maker for your small business? By Rhonda Abrams for USA TODAY You've got 3,560 people following you on Twitter and 1,450 fans on your Facebook page.

Social media: Hype or money-maker for your small business?

That's great for your ego, but what's it doing for your bank account? Yelp Interview Part 1: Luther Lowe Discusses Recent Lawsuit, His. I recently had the opportunity to sit down for an extensive interview with Luther Lowe, Yelp’s Business Outreach Manager.

Yelp Interview Part 1: Luther Lowe Discusses Recent Lawsuit, His

Luther was in town to speak at SEMpdx’s Searchfest, and was kind enough to set aside some time to enjoy a couple pints of locally brewed IPA and answer questions regarding his role at Yelp, the recent lawsuits brought against their company and how small businesses can get the most out of their Yelp business listing. Following is part one of my three part interview with Luther:

The loyalty program system within foursquare continues to evolve. Foursquare was created to motivate people to discover interesting things around them.

The loyalty program system within foursquare continues to evolve

As the platform has evolved, we’ve started to experiment with many different ways to encourage users to explore, from surfacing great tips that come from the friends you trust to rewarding users who frequent the gym or commute via public transit. Thousands of merchants, too, are actively claiming their venues in the system and providing additional incentives on the platform in the form of Special offers and Mayor Offers.

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