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With the vast array of social media tools out there, it’s easy for some useful ones to get lost in the mix. Here’s a few that might be flying below the radar, but can be valuable tools for B2B marketers. 1. Social Mention http://www.socialmention.com Cost: Free
by David Armano | 10:25 AM December 12, 2011 Each year at this time, I look forward and predict trends in social media for the coming year. But first, I look back at my predictions from last year . How'd I do? Not bad.
StumbleUpon , is something of a sleeping giant. The largest discovery engine on the web is now in it’s 10th year, and has established a user base of over 13 million. According to ComScore, StumbleUpon is growing at a rate of 20% month on month for the last couple of months, partly due to the introduction of mobile applications. On top of that, recent trends and data from StatCounter suggest that StumbleUpon is now responsible for 34% of all social traffic .
I should preface this article by saying that of the social networks, we like LinkedIn best.
Everyone is always talking about the ROI of social media and how can you convert a Facebook fan into a sales qualified lead. I have seen many great looking Fan pages on Facebook, but much like early websites, these pages are designed more for image and less for lead conversion. That is, however, until I came across the Facebook page of ViperChill . Not only does Glen at ViperChill get it, he shares just how to create the page complete with free templates. Taking Your Facebook Fan Page to a Higher Level
This infographic – the Conversation Prism by Brian Solis — is a social media classic . Filled with everything. Organized by color. Still, everytime I look at it, I get overwhelmed.
If you want to keep your WordPress blog safe from intrusion two ways to eliminate basic attacks are to move your wp-config.php file up one directory to a non-public area and to delete the admin user account. Neither of these will stop a determined and skillful malefactor, but like using a bike lock, they will keep the basic thugs out. Blogging site Problogger suggests that keeping Wordpress, your plugins, and your themes updated and using a secure password are the the most effective ways of keeping your site secure. They also point out that moving the wp-config.php file up one level from ~/home/user/public_html/wp-config.php to ~/home/user/wp-config.php; Keeping the config file in a public places means that sufficiently skilled evildoers can inject malware or delete your site by compromising your WordPress configuration settings.
Email is a fantastic tool, but these ten psychology studies remind us of its dark side. Like the telephone or the TV, email is a technology so embedded in our lives, we think nothing of it. Both help and hindrance, on one hand it's the internet's original 'killer application' and on the other it's a spam-spewing slave-driver. We're used to hearing about the negative side of the balance-sheet, about email's addictive nature and the unnecessary stress it injects into the modern worker's life, but we downplay these problems because it's so incredibly useful. Now that email is well into middle age (the first emails were sent in 1965), let's take stock of what we know about the darker side of email.
Quick 7-point primer on the psychology of Facebook. Love it or loathe it, Facebook is everywhere, and will continue to be everywhere as the film describing its genesis— The Social Network —is released worldwide over coming months. To help you cope, here are 7 research-based tips for total Facebook domination. If you don't use it, these should at least help you pepper Facebook-related conversations with compelling observations from the psychological research. 1. Get between 100 and 300 friends
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Learn how to create and publish RSS feeds for a website without any software. RSS feeds can drive traffic to your site and also help visitors stay updated without visiting your site. This tutorial shows how you can quickly make an RSS feed of any website without requring software or having to write a single line of XML code. Among other benefits, adding an RSS feed to a regular website can help increase visibility and also boost site traffic because your web pages will now get indexed in blog search engines and online feed readers as well in addition to regular web search.
Art, maps,imagery and graphs add context and a visual component to numbers, locations, and information. With as much influx of data we contend with on a daily basis, visualization tools allows our brains to take a rest while perceiving content in a different light. In essence, visualization allows us to stop and smell the pixels, in spite of the fact we might learn a few things along the way.