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Social Media - Round Up, 07 June 2013

When Social Media Becomes More Than a Phenomenon

Cause and effect, problem and solution, investment and return; a concept can only be established if these things are possible otherwise they are merely considered phenomenon. While it's not unusual to hear social media being considered a phenomenon, it's clear that it has evolved into something more than a passing observable event.

How to Use Pinterest Rich Pins: What Marketers Need to Know

Do you use Pinterest for your business? Have you heard about Pinterest Rich Pins and how they can help your marketing? In today's post, I'll show you how businesses can get more from Pinterest Rich Pins. Get to Know the New Pins Pinterest is continuously expanding their functionality for businesses, from creating business accounts to marketing materials to help businesses get more from Pinterest.

13 Twitter PR Secrets to Report News, Gain Publicity, & Build Relationships

Journalists, move over. Companies and organizations breaking news via a tweet is the new "normal" of public relations, media relations, and social marketing. When SEOmoz announced the rebranding move to just "Moz", Twitter was part of the social PR strategy from perception to reality.

Social Media and B2B Content Marketing | Social Media Today

Pam Dyer 91% of B2B marketers now use social media as a content marketing tool. B2B marketers are distributing their content on social networks more than ever before. A recent study conducted by the Content Marketing Institute and Marketing Profs confirms that content marketing remains a top priority for B2B marketers, with the vast majority leveraging the practice as part of their marketing strategy.

LinkedIn redesigns its 'Who's Viewed Your Profile' page, expands analytics for Premium members

LinkedIn is rolling out a new, simplified look for the section of its social network which gives users a comprehensive list of the people who have recently viewed their profile. The layout for users with a 'free' account is largely the same, showing a mixture of known colleagues and contacts alongside a smattering of ambiguous people who reside outside of their existing network.

More Fuel for the Google+ Debate?

If there is one area of the online space that there seems to be little or no middle ground, it's regarding Google+. In one camp we have Google+ converts. They are the ones who have decided to go and utilize Google+ no matter what the consequences.

Retail Social Customer Service | Social Media Today

Tia Fisher Following on from last week's blog on the current state of social media customer service, I've taken a look at Social Bakers' highest rated US and UK retail brands ( Best Buy BootsUK , NextOnline, Marks and Spencer and Tesco) to learn from their management of Facebook and Twitter.

New Pinterest Research Shows Which Images Get the Most Engagement

New research emerging from Curalate describes what types of images get the most pins, repins, and likes on Pinterest. Analysis of more than 500,000 images looking at 30 different visual characteristics like textures, colors and more, uncovered a pattern in the popular pictures on Pinterest.

Would You Dare Advertise on Reddit?

For marketers, Reddit has a lot of things going for it: most notably, an audience that's both young and huge. Last month, Reddit drew 71 million unique visitors who viewed 4.8 billion pages. Their big challenge, however, is to find a way to make money from that audience without driving it away.

29 Essential Tips from the Top Google Plus Geeks

29 Essential Tips from the Top Google Plus Geeks As you know, Google Plus is now too important to ignore. It's deeply linked to SEO, local business listings, and the second largest network of people on the internet. We gotta be on it. I'm right here.

Social Media Dimensions Cheat Sheet | Social Media Today

Did you know that if you want your display picture on Facebook to show up exactly as you see it as a file on your computer, you have to upload a 180 pixel by 180 pixel copy of it to Facebook?The cover photo, on the other hand, displays at 851 pixels by 315 pixels.Or did you know that the border surrounding the profile photo on Facebook is 5 pixels,

Automatically Tweet During Your Account's Optimal Time With New FollowerWonk & Buffer Partnership

Today, one of the most popular social media scheduling tools, Buffer, has teamed up with the also-popular Twitter Analytics tool Followerwonk. The integration is an exciting one. Thanks to Followerwonk data, Buffer will now be able to auto-schedule posts for users at the ideal times for each specific account.