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Why You Need to Implement Google Author Rank Now

Right around the same time that Google+ was introduced in June 2011, Google formally announced the Google authorship program, where authors could link their content to a Google+ profile and identify it to Google in search rankings. But the idea of ranking Internet authors actually goes back much further, according to Mark Traphagen, director of […]

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Announcing New Software Buying Guide: Social Employee Enablement and Employee Advocacy Software

With so many companies now investing in programs to empower their employees as brand advocates in social media, the number of software vendors pitching the space is increasing quickly. To help you understand the vendors in this space, we are publishing a Software Buying Guide for Social Employee Enablement and Employee Advocacy.

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Fill Your Company With People Who the World Needs to Hear From

This excerpt from a conversation between Seth Godin and Mitch Joel explains what I believe to be part of the rationale for companies to empower employees and partners in social media. And why employees should seek to develop their own professional presence in social media, for the benefit of the employee and the brand.

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4 Ways to Stay Relevant as Social Media Go More Mainstream

As social media mature in business, companies are investing more money and resources into social media, but social media people and activities are gradually being subsumed into existing business functions. For example, social customer care teams are starting to lose their headcount, as resources are being moved from pure social customer care into companies’ contact centers — where brands can more easily integrate customer interactions, across all channels.

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How Marketers Can Evolve From Owning to Empowering

Bill Gate Think Weeks Steve Jobs – zen meditation, stop responding to all that is coming in Success seen as money and power — 2-legged stool. 3rd metric of success: well-being. Space. Silence. Giving back. Give me a place to stand, and I can move the world. We are moving into a place where marketing […]

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Gartner Hype Cycle for Social Software – 2012

Gartner recently published their 2013 Hype Cycle for Social Software. Its a great list of technologies evolving in the space, and also includes a few types of initiatives, which aren’t really software — such as “No-email Initiatives”. It is not entirely clear why some technologies are split between mobile and non-mobile (e.g., mobile collaboration gets […]

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