The Medium Is No Longer The Message, . . . You Are Editor’s note: This guest post is written by Seth Goldstein (@seth), the Co-Founder of socialmedia.com, which is building the first ad server based on people not pages. Its platform provides authoring, serving and reporting across different types of social media. All of its ads are real messages from real people. Social Media and Identity We are witnessing a profound change in the media and advertising industries due to the emergence of social media. Amidst this disruption, media companies are chasing after “their” audience in order to continue to broker the attention of that audience to marketers. Driving this change in consumer behavior is the emergence of social media as a means of content production. Social media’s ascent has led to an Internet experience based less on pages and more on people. The medium is the message . . . is the member. Here are some that seem to be of particular importance as we head into 2010: The only check and balance for Facebook is Twitter.
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How to Get More Followers on Twitter | Intuit Websites Important Tools and Websites That Makes your Social media marketing Way Very easier :- | The Geek Vision photo source - onesocialmedia As we all know today social media traffic is increasing rapidly. There are a huge numbers of users on social media. Because there are huge numbers of users, we can get a lot traffic for our business, blog or website from social media. To take advantage of social media traffic we should know about "Social media marketing" and "why social media marketing is important" . If we want to implement social media marketing then we need to create many social media accounts like - facebook, twitter, google plus, linkedin, pintrest, stumbleupon and many more other social media platforms. we can also create business pages like - facebook page, linkedin page and on all social media networks.we should make a better presence on facebook, linkedin, twitter or other networks. In this platform there are many tool like – listen , recording and etc.. To know how to use hootsuite for social media marketing and how can we manage it read our below article -
How to Acquire Customers by Marketing “Heroes” Social Proof in Action … Yesterday I wrote about the benefits of using social proof and authority in raising venture capital. If you didn’t read that yet it might be worth having a quick skim as a primer. Social proof is defined as “looking for others to guide our decisions” and is also one of the most important techniques in acquiring customers in your company. The book popularized the technology adoption lifecycle curve that originally came out of Iowa State University shown below. In short, innovators and early adopters have faith that there will be benefits to using products that are unproven and even if they don’t they enjoy the process of using new stuff. So the early part of a technology company is about finding your hard core group of early adopters and making them passionate about your products. This is what drove early adoption at Twitter, FourSquare, Quora and is now driving people obsessively at FlipBoard. This is where heroes come in.
Engineering a “Muse” – Volume 2: Case Studies of Successful Cash-Flow Businesses The “LapDawg” earns $10,000-$25,000 per month for Tonny Shin. In the last four years, I’ve received hundreds of successful case studies via e-mail, and more than 1,000 new businesses were created during a recent Shopify competition, but I’ve presented only a handful of a case studies. In this post, I’ll showcase three successful muses inspired by The 4-Hour Workweek, including lessons learned, what worked, and what didn’t. Income ranges from $1,500 – $25,000 per month… “LapDawg” by Tonny Shin Describe your muse in 1-3 sentences. What is the website for your muse? How much revenue is your muse currently generating per month (on average)? To get to this monthly revenue number, how long did it take after the idea struck? How did you decide on this muse? What ideas did you consider but reject, and why? My most important goal for me planning my own business was all about “ROE,” or Return On Effort, and NOT just “ROI.” What were some of the main tipping points (if any) or “A-ha!” What’s next?!
Tools For Marketing Your Content (That Aren’t Twitter or Facebook) 122 Flares Twitter 91 Facebook 6 Google+ 7 Pin It Share 18 18 122 Flares × Facebook and Twitter are both valuable tools for marketing your content, yadda yadda yadda… we have all heard this song and dance before. It isn’t untrue, as they are the two biggest social networks that have become stalwarts in the promotion of both content and brands. But we already know what they are, and we know how to use them. Because they are so popular, these two networks have a tendency to overshadow other tools that can be just as important, if not more so, in content marketing. These are some of those tools that are sometimes ignored. Quora This unique social network has become a powerhouse for influencers in various industries. Webtrends Optimize digital campaigns of all kinds with this marketing service that provides tools for measuring, analyzing, translation and finally converting information on your target demographic. Genius Percolate Constant Contact Pinterest Contently Optimizely PR Newswire
4 Ways to Increase Your Traffic With StumbleUpon StumbleUpon is one of the best traffic generators among the top seven social media sites, referring more than other social bookmarking and voting sites such as Digg and Reddit according to Statcounter. Why? Because when a user likes, or stumbles, a particular page, it is put into the StumbleUpon lineup. So how can you capitalize on this great network and start getting traffic? Great Content Before we go any further, the main secret to StumbleUpon success is having great content. So what kind of content thrives on StumbleUpon? Tutorials – if your guide is the end all guide to a particular topic, then you’re in.Videos – entertaining, informational, or visually stimulating videos from YouTube, Vimeo, and other video networks can do quite well.Images – the photography community on StumbleUpon is pretty huge.Infographics – most networks love infographics, and StumbleUpon is definitely one of them. 1. It just goes to show that entertaining really goes a long way on this network! 2. 3. 4. Topics
How to Sell Private-Label Products on Amazon: A Step-by-Step Guide Disclosure: Some of the links in this post are from our sponsors. We’re letting you know because it’s what Honest Abe would do. After all, he is on our favorite coin. You’re probably already a fan of Amazon as a consumer, since it makes it easy and affordable to order the items you need. But have you considered how to turn Amazon into your business partner? Over the past 11 months, I’ve created a business selling private-label products on Amazon — buying a generic product, then selling it under my own brand. Essentially, the business involves finding generic products that are already selling well on Amazon, creating your own packaging and logo, and marketing them better than your competition. Sound appealing? Before diving in, though, it’s important to understand this isn’t a get-rich-quick strategy. While you can realistically make hundreds or thousands of extra dollars per month, it takes diligence, patience and a willingness to see an idea through from start to finish. Still interested?
Why Marketing is Becoming Like Software Development Software development is influencing marketing a lot these days with the emergence of Agile Marketing and Test-Driven Marketing - Agile and Test-Driven concepts being two concepts that have dominated software development for the last 5 years. The reason is not a fad crossing over, but rather a more fascinating and powerful phenomena. As the Internet has become pervasive in our lives Marketing has become testable , much like software, as well as more impactful due to the amount of reading buyers now do during the buying cycle. Agile software development embraces change and measurement, allowing responses to “market” signals that are leading indicators of failure. Signals include early customer feedback, early robustness feedback from automated tests, and ongoing feedback from regression testing, which captures failures due to the landscape changing. But so what, you might ask? My answer? That’s no longer the case. Marketing has become like software.
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Conversion Rates for the Most Popular Marketing Channels With dozens of marketing platforms to choose from, many small businesses have trouble apportioning the right share of the marketing budget to each different strategies. Add to this the challenge of customizing these channels to suit your own individual business needs, and it becomes a scenario where you may have to test these various channels yourself to identify what works and what doesn't. And that takes a lot of effort. However, knowing the marketing channels that give other businesses their highest conversion rate is a good starting point to benchmark your own results and thus identify areas of improvement. We asked different small business owners to share their conversion rates on their most effective channels. Here's what they say. Related: 5 Ways to Boost Your Conversion Rates and Supercharge Web Sales Direct mail We're talking about sending physical letters to prospective clients here. LinkedIn Online ads Online advertising is a huge topic and might need an entire article for itself.
Submit Your Startup - 32 Free Web Directories to Get You Users, Publicity and SEO May 24th, 2011 the Chubby Team 7 Comments Warning: Illegal string offset 'keywords_time' in /home/chubbybrain/public_html/blog/wp-content/plugins/internal_link_building.php_/internal_link_building.php on line 103 Your startup website / web application is ready to be used by the world. Before we get to the mega-list, why should you submit to one of these web directories? They’re Free – None of these cost any money. So now that you’re convinced, here is the entire list of web directories, databases and blogs you should submit your startup to. Springwise is increasingly getting exposure and has a database of ideas which is interesting to look through. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.