Google+ Page Management with Sprout Social

With the latest numbers from the GlobalWebIndex pointing to Google+ as the new #2 social network (and YouTube as #3 BTW) on the planet, it was just a matter of time before social media marketing platforms started taking note. Today, Sprout Social, who has an estimated 10,000+ customers according to the announcement earlier Tuesday, will now make Google+ Pages manageable through its engagement, publishing and analytics platform.

Upgrades to LinkedIn Search

LinkedIn announced several enhancements to it’s search features yesterday, including streamlining people, companies, and job search into a single comprehensive results page. Previously you had to search for people, jobs or companies separately. This, in addition to several other features including auto-complete, suggested searches, algorithm changes, enhanced advanced search and automated alerts.

Nextdoor Looks to Build Next Big Social Network ‘Block-by-block’

Nextdoor, the social network targeting the ‘hyper-local’ market, announced Tuesday that it has raised $21.6 million in it’s latest round of funding. Led by veteran Greylock Partner venture capitalist David Sze, Nextdoor is trying to build the next big social network for neighbors, block-by-block

Viralheat Launches New All-in-one Social Monitoring, Publishing & Analytics Platform

While there are plenty of social media tools out there that are great for certain things, it’s still a fairly fragmented industry. While services like Hootsuite, for instance, may be great for publishing, there isn’t a whole lot of social media listening integration. Looking to solve this problem, Viralheat announced upgrades earlier today, including unifying publishing, listening and analytics from a single dashboard.

Brands Increased Use of Stock Images on Social Media Profiles

Dreamstime, a stock photography site, posted the results of a survey from 1,100 designers to reveal their preferences on using stock images. Some of the results are discussed below, but one interesting finding was the increase in brands using stock photography to represent them on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and others.

Career Development in the Social Media Era

A recent article in Investor’s Business Daily highlighted some ways in which savvy executives can help cultivate their workforce in a new era, with new tools, and new methods. Among the new tools, and trends in corporate development was the ability to constantly train employees, allow lateral and not just vertical movement.

Top Social Networks for Driving Offline Activities

Connecting the dots between online social interactions and offline activities has become an increasingly important metric, but also one that is probably the most difficult to actually measure. But that didn’t stop San Diego based ACTIVE Network (NYSE: ACTV) from trying. The company, who helps businesses and organizations get participants, manage events and build communities released the findings of their ‘Beyond the Click’ survey which looked at the top 5 social networks and the role they play in driving offline activities.

FourSquare Now Allows Business Owners to Add Their Own Events

Business owners can now add own events to FourSquare venue pages. The feature used to only allow for events through partners to be added, but now all businesses can take advantage of this powerful new local marketing feature.

Twitter, Social Media Real Winners This Election

Originally published as Move Over Obama, The Real Winner on Election Night on Technorati Social Media The real winner of the election last night going forward, considering Barack Obama will most certainly not be running next election cycle, could prove to be Twitter, and social media in general who managed to break several records last night. It […]

How to Get Instagram @ Mentions to Translate to the Right Twitter Account

With the news today from the Instagram blog about translating “@ mentions” to Twitter, some might be wondering how they can ensure that their accounts are set up properly for this to happen.  For most reading this, you probably won’t have to do anything.  What needs to be set-up for this new feature to work […]

How Foursquare Re-invented Explore, Local Search Open to Everyone

Originally Published as Foursquare Explore Local Search Open for Everyone on Technorati Social Media Foursquare announced earlier this week that they will be opening up their local search product to everyone, without any need to sign-up or “check-in”.  With the enormous amount of information from it’s 25,000,000 members, who have combined to leave around 30 million ‘tips’ […]

Google Plus Adds Brand Pages, Struggles With Engagement

Originally published as Google Plus Grows Brand Presence, Struggles With Engagement on Technorati According to a new SocialShare report from BrightEdge, Google’s social network, Google+ continues to increase brand presence.  Some of the lastest gold label brands to join in the past two months include Visa, Wells Fargo and fashion design company Hermes. Although the network has […]

5 Things to do While Twitter is Down

So if you haven’t heard already, Twitter is Kaput. Completely down. The app, the web interface, hell I didn’t even get a reassuring “fail whale” image which leads me to believe it’s not a capacity issue, but something perhaps more complicated. The app is also down on both iOS and Android. The first thing that […]

Is Social Proximity More Important Than Geographic Proximity in Sales?

Article first published as Is Social Proximity More Important Than Geographic Proximity in Sales? on Technorati Are sales territories based on geographic lines still the best way to go about dividing B2B sales leads? What if, instead of the sales representative who happens to be closest, companies evaluated the prospects social graph to find out […]

LinkedIn Sales Navigator: Social Selling or Just Plain Selling Out?

Originally published on Technorati as: LinkedIn Sales Navigator: Social Selling or Just Plain Selling Out?  LinkedIn is the professional’s social network, allowing you to post your education, career experience and other relevant information about your career or job on a network filled with like-minded people. Presumably it’s a network aimed at the professional to highlight […]

How Barry Hay, Golden Earring (“Radar Love”) Front Man, Takes on Social Discovery

Social Discovery Site 20blinks, Co-Founded by Sandra Hay, Never Fails to Amaze It’s an impulse as old as cave paintings – the desire to share images that interest us, things we find beautiful, inspiring, appalling or just plain weird. That’s the idea behind social discovery innovator 20blinks, the Amsterdam-based site that is attracting a hip, […]

FirstRain Releases First Tweets, Aims to Glean Business Intelligence From Tweets

Originally published on Technorati as: FirstRain Releases First Tweets, Aims to Glean Business Intelligence From Tweets FirstRain, an enterprise customer intelligence and analytics provider announced they will be launching a tool to extract business intelligence data from the full 250 million tweets/day firehouse from Twitter. This data is put through FirstRain’s patented  semantic and algorithm based filters, categorized […]

Lifecrowd Launches out of Beta, Aims to Help Users Find Local Activities

Originally published on Technorati as: Lifecrowd Launches out of Beta, Aims to Help Users Find Local Activities The first company to come out of the newly formed Los Angeles startup incubator/accelerator MuckerLabs, Santa Monica based Lifecrowd, just announced they will be opening up for business in three new areas, San Diego, Orange County and San […]

Getting Personal: How Google, Bing Personalize with Social

The panel included Jack Menzel (@jackm), Search Product Management Director for Google and Rangan Majumder (@rangthang), Principal Group Program Manager, Bing. The takeaway for me from the standpoint of Bing, because it is more straightforward is that you should keep an eye on how they use social signals, particularly Twitter going forward.   Related Posts: […]

Flickr to get redesign – Looks Pinteresting…

According to BetaBeat, Flickr’s senior project manager, Markus Spiering told them the redesign would be seen by users some time around February 28th.  The new UI will feature rows of images around four times larger than they are now and the familiar white space around images will also be gone.  This look seems similar to […]

Best Facebook Posting Time, Frequency – Presentation

A great slideshare deck from Dan Zarella on the science of Facebook.  Great insights using actual statistical and empirical data to reveal answers to advertisers and marketers biggest questions about Facebook.  Get answers to things like what is the average life span of a Facebook post, what affects this?  How can I take advantage of […]

Quick Cash Injection for Amazon, eBay Stores – Alternative Financing with Kabbage.com

Originally published on Technorati as:  Business Funding for Web 2.0 and Beyond How great would it be to secure business funding for your online venture? If getting your hands on some quick “cabbage” would help your Internet business, innovative Kabbage.com may offer the perfect solution. Get Green and Keep Growing with Kabbage A Web-based cash […]

Social Discovery Sites, Next Big Thing?

Originally Published on Technorati as: Social Discovery Sites, Next Big Thing? You might of heard buzz about the new social discovery site Pinterest recently, how it’s the next big social media site, poised to take off. Recently the site broke the top 10 social sites for the month of November 2011 based on total visits. […]

Social Media Profiles: Blurring the Lines Between Personal & Professional

This article was posted first on Technorati as: Social Media Profiles: Blurring the Lines Between Personal & Professional Not too long ago it was easy to keep your private life separate from your professional life, but advances in technologies are making this increasingly difficult. Advances in networking, social media in particular, makes blurring these lines […]

Big Brand Theory – Free Whitepaper from Compete

A free whitepaper put out by Compete. Download Big Brand Theory Whitepaper. Related Posts: Brand PR Quiz How well do you know your PR Plan? Find out by taking this Brand PR… Free Boingo Wifi Sponsored by Google Play Users in hundreds of cities across the U.S. will have access to 4,000 free Boingo… Don’t […]