Social Media getting hotter and hotter

by Fred Showker

Online social media update from DTG Magazine This Social Media updates includes our favorite finds in the past week -- good information for all online users, designers and marketers :
* Pinterest Beyond the Basics: A Marketer's Guide to Successful Pinning
* Why social media success is about quality not quantity
* Social Media Policies: What goes up must go higher
* 10 LinkedIn Tips for Building Your Business
* 10 things you should tweet
.... and the continuing world of social media and networking

Pinterest Beyond the Basics: A Marketer's Guide to Successful Pinning

Pinterest, the popular image-driven social network, is one of the hottest topics du jour. In the past year, traffic to the virtual pinboard site has shot up more than 9,000% (source: Compete). Companies are jumping on the Pinterest bandwagon, and your brand, too, can benefit from what is now one of the world's largest social networks. The following are tips - beyond the basics - on how to use Pinterest to get results.
READ THIS REPORT Full story : www.marketingprofs.com

10 LinkedIn Tips for Building Your Business

Are you using LinkedIn to grow your business? With 161 million business members, LinkedIn provides a lot of opportunities.
      The real value of LinkedIn for businesses is to connect one-to-one with other business professionals.
READ THIS REPORT Full story : www.socialmediaexaminer.com

Social Media Policies: What goes up must go higher

In the Land of Social Media, what goes up must go higher. And by higher, I mean how effectively we use it, not how many are using it.
      There are about 1 billion users on Facebook, and there are 7 billion people in the world. The challenge isn't about how to get more people connected -- it's about how to engage with the ones who are there. Certainly businesses, both small and large, have realized that social is here to stay, and they need to have a working, evolving plan in order for social media to be an effective part of their overall strategy. Companies everywhere are creating new budget line items to figure out how to maximize this new communications channel.
READ THIS REPORT Full story : Social Media Today

Why social media success is about quality not quantity

Defining social media success, for some, is all about playing the numbers game. For some, it's down to meaningful social media engagement. For others, it's about quantity and quality in equal measure.
      But, whichever way you measure your social media success, one thing is clear -- as in business in general, the relationship-building has to come first.
READ THIS REPORT Full story : Social Media Today

10 things you should tweet

There's no magic formula for how to use Twitter to promote your business. But here are a few things to try.
      There's a real etiquette to doing business in 140 characters. And unlike when you tweet as an individual, it means no random thoughts, photos of your last four meals, political rants, or too much information about your digestive issues, sex life, and drinking binges.
READ THIS REPORT Full story : Inc.


More: Social Networking and Media Updates

And that wraps it for this edition of Marketing Update from DTG. And if you want to dive into the world of social media with both feet, just get started on this list.
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And, thanks for reading

Fred Showker

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