Social Media Around the World: A Complete Infographic Guide

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The world of social media is increasing and has a powerful role to play in the future.

In 2012, more than 63% of online users visited more number of social media websites than any other types, and that number is expected to continue going up through 2013.

View this infographic to find more statistics about online behavior and the use of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Pinterest and Instagram across the globe…

Michelle Gilstrap‘s insight:

This is amazing how you can look at this infographic and see the use of the social media around the globe.

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9 Ways to Use Google + to Boost Your Business

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This is a guest post by Lucy Harper.

Most small-business owners have got on the bandwagon, as far as social media marketing goes. Widespread use of Facebook, T(…)

Michelle Gilstrap‘s insight:

Good information for any business owner.

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Social Media Cheat Sheet

This is a great Social Media cheat sheet from my friend Detlev Artelt. Check it out.


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Top 9 social media networks

The researchers from SM2 have ranked the Top 9 Social Networks for small and medium-sized Businesses.

  1. Twitter
  2. Facebook
  3. LinkedIN
  4. Pnterest
  5. Youtube
  6. Google+
  7. Instagram
  8. Tumblr

Your Cheat Sheet

Look at the important tips for each network for your own use. Learn and adopt these tips to achieve better results in your own usage of social media.

Social Media Cheat Sheet

About the creator

The infographic features independent research by the SDL Social Media Team. Created by SDL SM2 and Bizango Business Websites

Interaction and reaction

Let me know where you are active and comment e.g. with your Xeeme Link or your idea on the different networks.

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How Social Media Benefits Your Business – Blogging Tips

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Using online marketing such as the social media sites to promote your business is one of the easiest and most cost efficient ways to advertise your goods and products. Online marketing reaches people from all over the world …

Michelle Gilstrap‘s insight:

Good tips for using social media to keep your business on-line and ever present in the customer’s eyes.

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9 Tools to Improve Social Media Productivity | Ian Cleary

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Do you find that the daily demands of social media promotion are increasing?

Our time is our most precious asset and social media is great at eating into it! Thankfully, there are several wonderful tools that can help.

Here are 9 social media tools that will help you save time and improve your productivity….

Michelle Gilstrap‘s insight:

This is an excellent article with good tools to assist the busy business owner or social media manager. Thank you Ian Cleary

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Path — Gary Vaynerchuk- No Regrets

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Path — Gary Vaynerchuk. Click to see this wonderful poster to be.

Many of you may have seen this Poster to be on Facebook this week, if not I invite you to take a minute and click the link. It comes from an interview that Gary  Vaynerchuk did this week. He hopes to make this into a poster.  I hope he does, because it will be a hot seller.

To the Right is a photo of Gary from a previous interview, not from the one that this possible poster is from.

He challenges many of us to have no regrets in the last 10 years of our lives. To take the challenges of life and move to the places where we can accomplish our dreams.  If you never pick up the challenge and do it, you will never know if you can or not.

Many of my friends from high school are still in our home town,I am not saying they have done anything wrong, but there were several of us who had a challenge inside of us to leave and go out into the world to see what we could do and achieve.  Some of us are in foreign countries, I am in Los Angeles, California, not doing what I had expected to do, but doing what I have  enjoyed doing since I was in high school. Planning events, and working for a non-profit.  I have some regrets of course, but my accomplishments outweigh the regrets.  The people I have met on my journey have been educational and fun, witty, charming, quirky, spontaneous, giving, and I wouldn’t change one of them.

We learn from everyone who comes into our lives, they all teach us lessons. Some lessons are short and some are longer and painful to endure, but all must be learned.  Life is a path and there are no right or wrong paths, we each have our own to walk.  I have lost many friends along the path, some whose time had ended on this earth, and some whose time was gone from my life for now. I hope to run into some of my friends again down the road, and maybe even those who I left in my hometown.  Remember that quote, You can never go home again.  I think it is because, when you do, your realize, you are not the same person as the one who left, and everyone else has changed as well.  Life is about change, thank God.  If we all stayed the same how boring we would be.

Social Media Tools !

Social Media Curation Sites and Tools is an excellent article for anyone using social media. Many business owners are needing the tools that are addressed in this article

Social Media Pearls

Last month I shared 40+ networks that you could consider depending on your niche or interests. As part of my commitment to this community, I shared that I will  expand on this list throughout 2012. So here is the first addition to that build!  The topic- Curation!

I thought I would focus on curation because a) I have a favorite site and b) there has been a  lot of “press” on Pinterest  as a curation tool  and as a result I thought the timing was right.  However before I list the sites let’s talk curation.

What is social media curation?

Today,  with the exponential growth of social networks and blogs,  it can be overwhelming searching for information on the internet. As a result, the act of filtering, selecting, reviewing and providing commentary with a perspective on an article, or collection of articles, have become increasingly important. This is known as social…

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