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I really don't miss the days when launching a product required begging and pleading with media types for attention. I disliked sending hundreds of press releases into the void, the attitude the media would take with me when they did respond, and the flawed coverage I would manage to get when things worked out. Its refreshing to see social media take off and being able to reach out directly to people. There's so many options to advertise on Facebook, Twitter and so many advertising companies that help on these sites (see http://www.buyfacebookfansreviews.com for dozens of examples) that its now a lot easier to launch a product with some buzz and get some attention. I don't think a four leaf clover (luck) is required, but you do have to measure what type of advertising works effectively to manage your ROI. Managing social media in a professional manner and measuring where results comes from helps get a great result and the profession is moving in a very positive direction here.
1 year, 6 months ago on Social Media Marketing Success Doesn’t Have To Be A Hunt For A Four-Leaf Clover
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1 year, 6 months ago on 5 Steps to Launch Your International Social Media
Giving freely is probably the best advice you can get. If all you do is talk about your own products, people who might be interested in you would get turned off. It doesn't even need to cost you money: just pick one of your Twitter or Facebook followers and say something nice about them. A little praise can go a long way. A lot of businesses can easily use one of the companies listed at http://www.buyfacebookfansreviews.com to easily gain more Facebook/Twitter followers, but they don't always know how to manage their social media accounts and present the best possible face for their brand. It doesn't matter if you're an individual or business: giving freely to people is the best thing you can do IMO. If you can combine that with a solid feeling of authenticity (making some mistakes at times, talking like a human, etc) you can really benefit in the long run.
1 year, 6 months ago on I've Heard Great Things About You - A nondouchey guide to personal branding and self promotion
The biggest mistake that bloggers make is not having enough dedication to blog. It takes time and persistence to build up a great audience. There's no magic bullets available: yes there are multiple services at http://www.buyfacebookfansreviews.com that can help you get a large number of social media fans in a short amount of time, but the bigger picture always has to do with getting your content out there steadily and building up a loyal audience over time. This explains why there are so many blogs out there that die off after a month or two of activity. It's all about the perspiration: hard work and sticking with it when things don't go right. If you can survive blogging over a year and you stick with it, you're in a position to take advantage of others who die off much quicker because they didn't have the guts to stick with it.
1 year, 6 months ago on 12 Common Mistakes New Bloggers Make
If the information is already public and Klout is just repackaging it on its site, its not really a violation of privacy. It may be a violation of Facebook's terms of service, but its not a violation of individuals' privacy because the info is already out there. That being said, if Klout wants to be taken seriously in a business context, they probably have to avoid this type of behavior because businesses are allergic to controversy. Klout should act smart here and take the high road because they've achieved a dominant position in a pretty big market. The proliferation of companies listed at http://www.buyfacebookfansreviews.com that do nothing other than social media promotion illustrates how seriously businesses take their social media rankings and their perception of influence and power in a given niche. I think that Klout should apologize and take more steps to allow people to opt out and protect minors' rights so they can get back to innovating in this field because I think that this is a crucial time period for a lot of social businesses.
1 year, 6 months ago on Privacy Fail: Klout Has Gone Too Far.
I think I understand both where Jay and you are coming from. Certainly in your case, the various internet tools modern society has brought us has benefited and enhanced your life. In my case, I have used various social media tools to meet up with and speak to friends I otherwise would have lost access to. I can understand Jay's opinion that connections are a bit shallow online. As long as you make an effort to have real relationships with the people close to you though, I think that social media is a good place to make friends. Even with the enhanced commercialization of Facebook and other social media with all of the businesses listed at http://buyfacebookfansreviews.com that are geared towards promoting commercial entities, I think that Facebook can still be mostly a social tool for people and can enhance life if you use it the right way. Good luck with your illness Wolfie, I've been there and it can be upsetting.
1 year, 8 months ago on Social Media, Pretend Friends, and the Lie of False Intimacy
Social media is just another tool in the toolbox, but businesses know that its the tool that can impact potential customers the most emotionally. This is because people notice what their friends do online and that really has the potential to catch peoples' eye more than just about anything else. This is why all of the companies listed at http://www.buyfacebookfansreviews.com are so important to businesses because this can help them develop a monster presence on Facebook and that is where the market is focusing on. I find it hard to believe that there isn't a quality PR agency out there that doesn't have a primary focus on a social media strategy because that's where the market is headed and that's where there's the biggest demand right now based on everything I've seen.
1 year, 9 months ago on Social media from the PR perspective
I think that Facebook has more of a potential to create a Google Search killer than Google has of creating a true Facebook killer. There's a ton of "sunk costs" put into Facebook: everybody already has their photos and friends all organized there, years worth of messages and comments. It's really hard to give that up. Businesses have invested real money into building up their Facebook pages by promoting their Facebook URLs in print or even TV advertising. There are so many advertising ecosystems and opportunities for business development based around Facebook (see http://www.buyfacebookfansreviews.com as just one example) that its very hard to envision Google upsetting that status quo anytime soon. Courting technically minded folks to use their services is one thing, but Google has difficulty reaching out to moms and dads and normal, non-technical people. Facebook has a lot of smart people and I'd be shocked if they weren't using their relationship with Bing to simply buy time while they work on their own search products.
1 year, 10 months ago on Is Google+ just one big SEO play?
Many active LinkedIn users have few marketable skills and are desperate for jobs. Making it easier for these people to send out large numbers of resumes to big companies only increases the amount of pointless resumes sent out there and makes using LinkedIn even worse IMO. I'm not sure what the answer is exactly, but somebody with actual job skills has little reason to ever touch LinkedIn. I'd rather they focus on that problem first - make LinkedIn useful for employed people with skills. That would provide more value to many people that don't touch LinkedIn except to maybe update their resume once every few years.
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Given Google's relatively dismal social outings lately, I'm sort of surprised to see how quickly their Google+ has actually taken off thus far. However, I'm also sort of stunned to see how low the Facebook Like button's market penetration actually is. It's on less than 11% of popular websites? Businesses have even resorted to buying Facebook fans (see http://www.buyfacebookfansreviews.com for an explanation) so to me it certainly seems like its everywhere. I think that Facebook is destined to dominate the market for a while but I think Google's latest effort is very strong and might win over a lot of technically minded people that use Google's services all day long.
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I think that because people go on Facebook to socialize: that many businesses that are hoping for instant results and massive sales from Facebook alone are going to be disappointed. You have to use Facebook with its users' intentions in mind: which is having fun and hanging out and that is one part of the recipe for achieving results on Facebook and Twitter. I also suspect that many companies that have such a low engagement rate use some of the lower quality Facebook fan services at http://www.buyfacebookfansreviews.com that don't deliver awesome results. I am excited about the future here because Klout and companies' usage of such tools is still very much at the beginning and I think there are more and more opportunities for analyzing a lot of the data we're getting from social marketing to achieve better and better business results.
1 year, 10 months ago on Ten thousand followers and nobody's buying
When virtually every single customer you want to reach already has a FB account and you're constrained by limited resources, the decision to go with a Facebook only login system, especially in Version 1 of your app, becomes a lot more understandable.
2 years, 6 months ago on A plea to my fellow developers