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So does your blog, book or ebook have contagious attributes?


English: Logo of Academic Project publishers.

Typical communication in the age of mass media start with two steps

  1. Mass Media to Network Hubs
  2. Network Hubs to the rest of the population

But “Buzz” refuses to follow neat patterns. Cold Mountain’s buzz didn’t start from the traditional marketers text book .

So what made the book spread? What were the contagious attributes? >>>>>  Sigue leyendo

7 Ways to Find Powerful Influencers | Written by Belinda Stinson


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We all know them, the people who know their stuff inside out and we look to for guidance and advice.7 Ways to Find Powerful Influencers

They are not just experts, they are influencers.

Influencers are hubs of information, they have many followers who respect their recommendations and opinions and being featured by them sends a powerful amount of targeted traffic your way.

It is the ripple effect.

If you want to grow your business you need to know who the influencers are in your field, learn from their expertise and build a productive professional relationship with them.

The Leverage of Influence

Influencers are important to your business because of the size of their audience and the influence they exert. It is good old fashion word of mouth recommendations on steroids.

So if you want to grow your business or profile online it only makes sense to find the right influencers, learn all you can and build excellent working relationships with them.

Finding Influencers Sigue leyendo

Will Google+ Replace Facebook as the King of Social Media? [Plus Infographic]


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Nothing is forever and the rise of Google plus begs the question “When will Facebook be dethroned? ”

MySpace lasted 5 years as the king of social networks until 2007 after launching in 2002. Smart business heads such as Rupert Murdoch paid over a half a billion dollars for direct ownership, betting on the the future continuing success of MySpace and its longevity.

Will Google Plus Replace Facebook as the King of Social Networks Plus Infographic

We now know that that business decision ended in tears, with MySpace being sold in 2011 for less than $40 million, as its user base continued to decline.

Facebook is not taking the private sale route but is going public this year with a market valuation estimated at $100 billion.

Google had attempted in the past to create a social media network as it knew that social networks were the future.

It launched Google “Buzz” and Google “Wave”, both of which were dismal failures.

In 2010, Google decided to get serious and invested over $500 million and incentivised management to achieve measureable social media success and its third attempt “Google plus” was launched  in 2011, into the crowded social media network market with no guarantees of success but knew that it had to do something to compete with the stickiness of Facebook.

Stickiness is a term that is used to describe the amount of time users spend on a platform engaged and using its features and functions.

Time Spent on Facebook

The numbers from Nielsen regarding time spent on Facebook compared to Google and other web properties are worth considering and reveal why Google had to launch Google+.

In May, 2011 Americans spent

  • 53.5 billion minutes on Facebook
  • 17.2 billion minutes on Yahoo
  • 12.5 billion minutes on Google

In fact Facebook beats Google, YouTube, Yahoo and AOL combined, based on time spent on the platform!

What Happened in Social Media in 2011?

What Happened in Social Media in 2011 Infographic

Source: ColumnFiveMedia

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20 Stunning Social Media Statistics Plus Infographic | by Jeff Bullas


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Do you wonder why your productivity has dropped over the past 2 – 3 years?20 Stunning Social Media Facts and Figures

There is a time sink and it’s not television!

Those of us who are connected to the internet and that is 2 billion of us, have been distracted by social multi-media publishing machines that are pumping out staggering amounts of content with enticing high definition images and videos!

You cannot escape their allure as they tempt you to log in when you are out and about with either with your laptop, iPad or smart phone.

These enticing, tempting distractions are robbing us of time that should be spent doing productive work like washing your car, cleaning the house or doing your tax…

and I know how much you all enjoy those activities!The Growth of Social Media: An Infographic

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50 Awesome YouTube Facts and Figures | by Jeff Bullas


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YouTube is a modern phenomena. The social media  platform’s original concept is rumoured to have been inspired by the idea of being a video dating site with the unlikely title of “Tune In Hook Up”. In the end it launched as a simple video sharing site that has helped reinvent the web from a one way static channel to an interactive web eco-system (along with social networking channels such as MySpace, Facebook and Twitter) that has enticed and compelled us to engage globally with other internet users using a variety of rich multi-media and social sharing platforms.50 Awesome YouTube Facts and Figures

YouTube after initially being about viral videos that just entertain is now much more than that, with the “How To” category being the fastest growing segment on the social video sharing channel.  YouTube is even being used as a tool to teach high level mathematics and other academic and tertiary subjects with Salman Khan ofkhanacademy.org revealing at a recent Ted Talk, how his 2,000 plus YouTube videos are assisting students pass university degrees.

50 YouTube Facts & Figures

  1. YouTube was created by Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim in 2005 who were all employees of Paypal
  2. YouTube was initially funded by bonuses received following the eBay buy-out of PayPal
  3. The founding trio didn’t come up with the YouTube concept straight away. Legend has it that YouTube began life as a video dating site dubbed “Tune In Hook Up,” said to be influenced by HotorNot. The three ultimately decided not to go that route
  4. The inspiration for YouTube as we know it today is credited to two different events. The first was Karim’s inability to find footage online of Janet Jackson’s “wardrobe malfunction,” and the second when Hurley and Chen were unable to share video footage of a dinner party due to e-mail attachment limitations
  5. The domain name YouTube.com was registered on Valentine’s Day in 2005
  6. The domain name caused a huge misunderstanding for Universal Tube & Rollform Equipment. Its company domain, “utube.com,” was overwhelmed with traffic from people that tried to spell the video site’s name phonetically
  7. The first video on YouTube is of one of the co-founders Jawed Karim talking about elephant’s trunks titled “Me at the Zoo” shot at the San Diego Zoo.
  8. The first video has received over 4.8 million views
  9. Google paid $1.65 billion for YouTube in November 2006
  10. Google serves over 6 times more videos than its next closest competitor according to Nielsen Sigue leyendo

Top 5 Mobile Apps for Online Marketers


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Going mobile with your SEO can make your business sharper, quicker, and more responsive.

Top 5 Mobile Apps for Online Marketers

As more and more businesses realize the value of SEO, defending and improving client’s visibility increasingly demands constant vigilance.

With these smartphone apps, you can keep an eye on multiple variables at once, and get a better idea of what is working for your clients and what isn’t.

These apps will keep you on top of your game at all times, whether youíre on the subway or stuck in the waiting room at the dentist.

1. Raven Tools

Raven Tools mobile app is a must-have if youíre already a Raven user; it ís easily the most comprehensive toolkit on this list. While the app is free, the subscription cost makes this something of a luxury alternative to Google Analytics or other free tools. Raven covers many SEO indicators that others miss, like social mentions and a clearer connection between marketing expenses and their impact on revenue. If you’re willing to take the plunge and make a big investment, Raven Tools is the obvious choice, and this app is the only one you need.

Cost: Free

Operating System: Apple (iOS)

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Why The Web Is Becoming Less Social | by jeffbullas.com


 

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The web today is continuing to grow at an astonishing rate and it’s not just the humans that are becoming connected at accelerating rates but  ’things’.

This month non-human objects such as GPS devices and Broadband TV’s are coming online in greater numbers in the last 3 months with AT&T and Verizon than new human subscribers according to research analyst Chetan Sharma.Why The Web Is Becoming Less Social

So you thought social networking was the center of the web growth universe?

That laptop that is placed conveniently at arms length from your bed is not the the only connected device that is making an impact on the way we live, interact, work, socialize and play.

Even though our web social interaction has picked up at a fierce pace with Facebook, Twitter and You Tube being our most popular social media interaction channels of choice the ‘things’ we use are having micro chips attached and are being linked and networked via the internet into the world wide webs backbone and nervous system.

So what are some of the facts and figures and predictions that will impact our social web and how we will use the Internet over the next few years and decades.

  • The number of devices are that are connected to the Internet is expected to pass 5 billion later this month according to IMS research (this includes digital picture frames, cameras and ebook readers)
  • Predictions are that by 2020 that the number of  connected ‘things’ will surpass 22 billion
  • Currently over 1 billion computers worldwide are regularly connected to the internet
  • Internet connected phones have now passed 1 billion (exceeding the number of computers) and growing far more rapidly
  • By 2020 there is predicted to be 6 billion cell phones with most being connected to the net

This 5 minute video from IBM will give you some perspective on this fast growing world of the Internet of things. Sigue leyendo

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