Top 5 Social Media Posts That You Might Have Missed From Last Week — August 23, 2010

Posted on August 23, 2010

The Best Social Media Posts From Last The Week

Top 5 Social Media Posts That You Might Have Missed From Last Week — August 23, 2010

Editor: Steve Farnsworth (@Steveology)

5). Red, Hot, And Blue: The Hottest American Brand Is Not Apple

The strongest brands in America, according to a new study, are not American. They are German and Japanese luxury car brands: BMW; Mercedes; and Lexus. But the U.S. brand with the greatest “social currency” is one that has existed a mere ten years (and it’s not even an Internet or tech company): JetBlue. [Read It Here]

4). Facebook Profile Pages Becoming Irrelevant

As Facebook becomes more and more popular, the social network giant is putting more emphasis on the real-time feed. In other words, the activities of your friends displayed in reverse chronological order on your Facebook homepage. In the old days of Facebook – and indeed traditionally with social networks like MySpace and Friendster – you’d visit a person’s profile page to see what they’re up to. Facebook changed this paradigm in September 2006, when it introduced the news feed as the primary way to keep track of your friends. In October 2009, that feature was re-named the “live feed” and Facebook introduced a more filtered news feed for your homepage. [Read It Here]

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3). Five Social Media Land Mines Companies Must Avoid

Ready to jump into the social-media world? Before you do, you need to know that being a user of social media, and understanding its strategic applications for your PR, marketing, and communications initiatives, are two dramatically different skill sets. Some mistakes to avoid: [Read It Here]

2). The Beginner’s Checklist For Learning SEO

For as long as I can remember, the best way for me to learn has been to do. I have gone through countless checklists while trying to understand search engine optimization. The following is a compilation of the most useful checklists I have completed in order to learn SEO. My intent is that this list can be used by people who are inexperienced in SEO but want to learn more. [Read It Here]

1). Do We Still Need Websites?

Given our obsession with social media, it’s a timely question. So with all this relentless talk about Twitter accounts, Facebook fan pages and cool new apps, I have a serious and timely question. Do brand websites still matter? Yes, I know — even asking this question is a bit digitally sacrilegious. Websites are to digital strategy as models are to fashion, but do we really need them? [Read It Here]


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