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By Reuben on 4/18/2012 8:38 AM
In the Twitterverse, it's no big secret that we gauge popularity by the number of followers we have on Twitter. However, the common logic is that size is not the only thing that matters. What matters is the quality of your followers. So here are some tips on how to find quality followers and follow them. 

#socialmedia #brandmarketing

By Reuben on 4/7/2012 9:26 AM

Most of our clients jump into social media by using Twitter because it is the easiest platform to use without a plan. Regardless of how we feel about this, here are some Twitter social media tips that B2B marketers can use to help elevate their online marketing and branding efforts. 

 #marketing #socialmedia

 

 

By Reuben on 3/26/2012 7:21 AM

Ahh.. Spring...  how I love thee... it brings out new technologies all launched during SXSW.

Here's another quick blurb on a new social media management tool, Bliss Control (http://www.blisscontrol.com). Admitted, I haven't tried it, but I do like the UI. It looks very simple to use. A little TOO simple if you know what I mean. Like it lack certain features. However, if you want a quick and dirty way to change settings on your social media, this is the way to go.

http://blisscontrol.com/

#socialmedia #marketing 

By Reuben on 3/16/2012 7:17 AM

Lately, mainly because of search engine optimization (SEO) and page rankings, many companies are forced into jumping on the social media bandwagon. But how do you succeed in social media? Here are 5 tips that provide you a guideline on how to be successful in social media.

#SocialMedia #SEO #SearchMarketing #SearchEngineOptimization

 

By Reuben on 2/26/2012 8:15 AM

With Facebook having 500 million users, chances are that your target audience is on Facebook. The question is how do you build brand engagement through Facebook without being ON Facebook 24/7? Here are some applications that may ease your pain.

#socialmedia #branding #marketing

 

By Reuben on 2/9/2012 7:47 AM

Huh! These are popping up like flies. Here's another social network aggregator that you might be interested in checking out -  NetVibes. Admittedly, I have heard of them and tried them before, but I was not impressed enough to blog about it. They have done quite a few updates and it looks pretty good. I have to remind you that this is not focused on managing social networks but more on managing your online brand. If you can't understand the difference, maybe you should try it out and see!

http://www.netvibes.com

#socialmedai #marketing #branding

 

By Reuben on 1/28/2012 12:19 PM

There are two changes that Google+ will be made. In summary - 

1. Google+ allows nicknames. This has been a long time coming. Previously, Google+ only allows birth names which caused much confusion, esp to celebrities who used aliases. Now, anyone is able to use a nickname and shows up in your Google+ profile. Google will provide “support for alternate names—be they nicknames, birth names, or names in another script—alongside your common name. This name will show up on your Google+ profile and in the hovercards which appear over your name.”

2. Google+ Accounts will be automatically generated. As of next week, anyone signing up for Gmail will have Google+ accounts be automatically generated as well.

By Reuben on 1/27/2012 7:41 AM

I came across another application that could potentially assist you to manage your social networks. It looks pretty interesting on the surface since it manages something like  40+ different networks. Personally, I haven't tried it so you have a chance to try their private beta and figure out if it works for you. If you do, I would love to know what you think.

http://www.alternion.com

#socialmedia

By Reuben on 12/19/2011 10:11 AM

After many years of stagnation, Linked In finally added more features to their website. Their latest release is Linked In Events. It is a total overhaul of the way Linked In handle events.

By Reuben on 12/16/2011 12:32 PM

This is a follow up to my previous blog found here:
http://www.evolutionpoint.com/Blogs/tabid/235/EntryId/38/Facebook-Apps-for-community-building-and-engagement-1.aspx

Sometimes I stumble unto something that I thought was of interest to people for doing various activities. In this case, Facebook apps that helps you to build community and create engagement with your fans. So rather than trying to gather all of them into a list, I decided to post them as I find them. This is the second  -

By Reuben on 12/13/2011 2:12 PM

Sometimes I stumble unto something that I thought was of interest to people for doing various activities. In this case, Facebook apps that helps you to build community and create engagement with your fans. So rather than trying to gather all of them into a list, I decided to post them as I find them. This is the first -

 

By Reuben on 9/27/2011 7:43 AM

One of the lesser known free Google applications that many businesses overlook is Google Places. However, it is by no means the least important. This discussion came up when one of our smaller clients, a local 4-restaurant chain in Chicago, asked why their restaurants aren’t showing up during a search for “Chinese/Asian/Sushi restaurants”. On investigation, we found that they hadn’t signed up for Google Places and owned their restuarant listings. Once we assisted them with registering their restaurants and creating a local search marketing strategy, their listing showed up nicely during local searches with map placeholders.

But let’s go back to basics first on what Google Places does for you.

 

Tags: Search Marketing, Search Engine Optimization, SEO, SEM, Social Media
 

By Reuben on 7/27/2011 8:49 AM

Once every while I stumble across online tools which may be of interest. So I'm just listing them for your benefit in case you want to check them out. I would have sent this as a tweet, but sometimes 140 characters is just not enough. Read on...

 

Tags: Social Media

 

By Reuben on 7/19/2011 7:12 AM

There’s so much stuff to write about social media because somewhere someone is doing something new every day that it is hard to keep up. Evolution Point assists our clients by keeping up with new trends and identifying which of these will actually be useful. Not even Google comes up with a success every time (think “Google Wave”).

Today I want to point out a development article that you might be interested in looking at – How to Track Tweets, Facebook Likes and More with Google Analytics:
http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/how-to-track-tweets-facebook-likes-and-more-with-google-analytics/

The reason why this blog is written is to provide some background on this article. Here’s the deal -  

 

Tags: Social Media, SEO, Search Marketing, SEM, Interactive Web Development 

 

By Reuben on 6/28/2011 8:49 AM

Evolution Point has done work with many non-profits organizations including Spiritual Spa, Family Matters Chicago and Children's Cardiomyopathy Foundation to name a few. So I thought I'll describe a couple of methods of how non-profits and charities use social media to raise awareness, increase donations and engage with their audience.

 

Tags: Social Media