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Good video. A healthy blend of search and social experience is critical to a balanced approach to online marketing.
 
Always Be Optimizing! That's the message from +Lee Odden in this video interview about his useful new book: Optimize.

Here's one question I asked Lee: "is having SEO experience the best possible background for social media, or the worst possible background for social media?"

What do you say?
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Who doesn't have eight minutes for such nerdery? I def do!
 
If you're interested in search or SEO (search engine optimization), we taped an eight minute video that talks about how Google crawls, indexes, and ranks web documents.
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Social distribution of original content is the norm. The only 'Paperboy' we'll soon have is the old-school video game (which was fantastic).
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I completely share in this line of thinking. SXSW seems to be more Ibiza than innovation at this point.
 
SXSW is a big event

Did you know that GoWalla shut down at SXSW and no one noticed?

Also many companies did product launches, but I don't think many knew that either?

Should a company host an event at SXSW? How about sponsor one?

The social dynamics of this event are getting so overwhelming, it's hard to see through the noise.
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Data powered by +Meltwater Buzz (shameless plug)
 
#sxsw Day 4: What’s Hot on Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC]

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#sxsw2012
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Great post!
 
Three critical steps to evaluate the execution of your social campaign— provided by Meltwater's own, +Ric Pratte.
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The new Google+ comes with new vocabulary!

Activity drawer - a slide-out box that displays +1s and reshares (pictured below). Just click on the set of mini icons and thumbnails on the right just below posts.

Application - features and destinations, such as "Home," "Profile," "Pages," "Hangouts" and so on are now called "applications" or "apps."

Card - the box that contains posts and everything that goes with it (comments, plus ones, shares, action buttons, menus, third-party browser extension links like "Translate," etc.

Explore - a new page or "application" that shows you a variety of stuff that might interest you, including "Who to follow," "What's Hot," and presumably other stuff in the future.

Ribbon - "Applications" sit in a strip of real estate on the left called the "ribbon."

Please study these. There will be a quiz tomorrow. ; )
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I was complaining about this exact issue yesterday! Yippee!
 
#the5: Facebook announces that it now supports high resolution photos: http://newsroom.fb.com/Announcements/Improving-the-Photos-Experience-132.aspx

About bloody time! It's still only 4x as large as before, so you won't be putting up those 20 megapixel shots from your DSLR, but it's an improvement.
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Hear hear, +Jason Falls!
 
Dear Google+ - Please open your API so that the tools most people use for publishing to multiple networks can use you. That's the primary reason I don't post here often. It doesn't fit into my current toolset or workflow. Any ETA on that +Louis Gray?
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Certainly an interesting development in the blogging/micro-blogging world…
 
Although the announcement happened at busy SXSW we should be aware that Twitter acquired Posterous.

http://click4technews.blogspot.com/2012/03/twitter-acquires-posterous-blogging.html

Why? Part talent.

What's not clear is what they will do with this platform. Will we see longer form content on Twitter apps and websites? Will this be the engine for brand pages?

Will Twitter become more like google+? What do you think?
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No problem, Sara! I wonder which big wig tech company will now scoop up Tumblr?
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Digital Marketing | Website Design
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  • RumbleStrip
    Founder, present
  • Meltwater Group
    Senior Marketing Manager, 2012 - 2013
  • Meltwater Buzz
    Social Media Marketing Manager, 2011 - 2012
  • Mesh Interactive
    Digital Marketing, 2007 - 2011
  • AlphaGraphics
    Sales & Marketing Consultant, 2004 - 2007
  • Hallmark Cards
    Operations Manager (Retail), 2000 - 2004
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Marketing Smarts @RumbleStripCo | Pixel Pusher | Small Wig Consultant | Life is a manifestation of choice. Choose wisely.
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Lover of: music, CrossFit, reading, gadgets, friends & family, caffeine, good times, good karma, dharma and all things marketing.
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  • Southern New Hampshire University
    Marketing
  • Hesser College
    Graphic Design
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