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Social Media Resources

Here are some of the Social Media resources I find useful and I'd like to share them with you. Please feel free to contribute your favorite social media resources.


Best FREE Photo Sites: The Most Recommended Free Image Sites | Louise Myers Graphic Design

Looking for the best free photo sites? Search 15 million photos from one, check out the most-recommended site, or access 10 Creative Commons sites from another.

48 Social Media KPIs (Key Performance Indicators)

There are a lot of things you can measure about you social media efforts. I have compiled a list of KPIs (key performance indicators) that you can consider for you specific activities. One thing to remember is to remember that you should set at least some metrics that indicate if you are turning profit.

How To Contact Facebook: A Directory of 120+ Forms

A directory of over 120 contact forms to reach Facebook about issues, bugs, changes, hacked account, copyright infringement, ad credits and more.

22 Hot New Social Media Tools Worth Exploring

Are you looking for the hottest new social media tools and services? We asked our team of Social Media Examiner writers to share their best

Top 10 Social Media Blogs: The 2012 Winners!

Are you looking for some good blogs to read? Look no further! Our third-annual social media blog contest generated nearly 600 nominations (almost twice as many as last year's contest). Our panel of social media experts carefully reviewed the nominees and finalists, analyzing the quality of their content, the frequency of posts and reader involvement (among other things).

Forget demographics. It’s all about the socialgraphics

By Neicole Crepeau, Contributing {grow} Columnist Traditionally, marketers have researched their customers' demographics to have a clear idea of their age, gender, income, location, and other traits. Marketers added psychographics to the mix, allowing them to take into account customer's interests, values, and attitudes.

The Power of Like: How Brands Reach and Influence Fans Through Social Media Marketing - comScore, Inc

This white paper offers an in-depth analysis of how social media brand impressions reach Fans and Friends throughout Facebook, as opposed to just on brand Fan pages. The study profiles three major brands – Starbucks, Southwest Airlines, and Microsoft Bing – to show the impact of these impressions on Fans and Friends and help illustrate how brands today need to be thinking about their social marketing initiatives.

It’s a Social World: Top 10 Need-to-Knows About Social Networking and Where It’s Headed - comScore, Inc

The importance of social networking in today's online experience cannot be overstated. Social networking is the most popular online activity worldwide accounting for nearly 1 in every 5 minutes spent online in October 2011, and reaches 82 percent of the world's Internet population, representing 1.2 billion users around the globe.

Connected | Login

Connected aggregates all your contacts and keeps them up to date so you don't have to. Connected provides the most comprehensive view into your contacts, giving you an at-a-glance of everything you want to know. Prepare for your day with a view into your meetings, attendees, and what you need to know to make a good impression.

InsideView FREE - Free Sales Intelligence for CRM Application

With InsideView FREE, you can quickly start building your pipeline, close your deals, and grow your accounts - through your browser or inside your CRM.As your needs grow, consider our more powerful sales intelligence and social selling solutions like InsideView CRM+, InsideView PRO, and InsideView TEAM.

Study: Pinterest drives more referral traffic than Google+, nearly on par with Twitter

It's clear that Pinterest is really hot, but a new study shows just how powerful the virtual pinboard company has become. Pinterest is now driving more referral traffic on the web than Google+, YouTube, Reddit, and LinkedIn combined, according to Shareaholic's January 2012 Referral Traffic Report.

6 Steps for Drafting a Social Media Policy

Allowing social media usage in the classroom created the need for me to draft social media policies. I hadn't done this before and was uncertain where to begin. Here are the six steps I used to draft social media policies for my website and the classroom.

Hashtags 101 ~ The glue that holds Twitter together by @mqtodd - Michael Q Todd

Posted on January 31, 2012 by @mqtodd Twitter hashtags can be intimidating for newbies but they are a vital part of the whole thing. They are especially useful for chats and competitions. Right now I am in a competition called the Shorty Awards and there are several categories one of which is #green.

Small Business Social Media Cheat Sheet [Infographic] | Smedio

The social web offers tremendous marketing and customer relations opportunities for SMBs and major corporations. Your success with the social web greatly depends on having a solid understanding of social media fundamentals. Below is an infographic cheat sheet to help your business re-establish its social media campaign.

The Most Complete Twitter Application List Available - 2011 Edition | Social Media Today

I believe this is the best, most complete and accurate list of valuable Twitter applications available on the internet right now. To be fair, I absolutely have merged and plagiarized other older and outdated lists that I found (the larger ones are credited below).

LinkedIn Tips - Using Groups to Connect with Potential Clients

Recently I started using LinkedIn with a lot more intention. Working through the LinkedInfluence course, I learned quite a few important LinkedIn tips. Rather than simply adding new connections and giving occassional recommendations, I decided to really use it. The most effective thing I did was start a LinkedIn group for people who wanted to boost their online visibilty.

Why Your Social Media Policy May Be Illegal

Social Media Strategy Consultant, Speaker, Trainer

Social Media Policy Template / Eric Schwartzman

Social Media Policy Template / Eric Schwartzman

Lujure - Creating easy fan pages and tabs

Use our drag and drop platform to put a page together in minutes!

Wildfire | The Complete Social Marketing Suite

Wildfire is a powerful, easy-to-use social marketing platform to grow, engage and monetize your audience across social networks.

Social Plugins

Social plugins let you see what your friends have liked, commented on or shared on sites across the...

7 Superb Social Plugins for WordPress

Whether you're looking to make your content more sharable or simply create more engagement, here are 7 great plugins that will make your WordPress site more social.

LinkedIn Social Plugins

With Apply with LinkedIn, you can start accepting job applications with a few lines of code. Customize the interface with your company logo and color and add up to three custom yes or no questions. You can also integrate with your Applicant Tracking System. Add Apply with LinkedIn to jobs on your site to attract top talent today.