Retweet After Me: Week of Jan. 9, 2013

Ok, here we go again! Let’s give this whole blogging thing another try. This time I’m actually going to keep up with it.

Jetpack 2.1 for WordPress.org by Cheri Lucas

After we announced media changes on WordPress.com, some of you asked when these new WordPress.com features would be available for self-hosted WordPress sites. Well, wait no more! The latest features brought to WordPress.com — such as tiled galleries and slideshows — are now available for WordPress.org users with self-hosted sites through the Jetpack 2.1 release. You can now show off your images in gorgeous photo mosaics and slideshows that integrate seamlessly with the Carousel module. [ Read More ]

11-point Checklist for a Healthy Social Media Strategy by Susan Young

It’s time to zero in on social media strategy and determine if you’re having an identity crisis. Is your digital strategy healthy, or lingering on life support? [ Read More ]

Update Overload Remains Brands’ Biggest Social Danger by eMarketer

As many brands have spent the past several years engaging with customers and prospects on social networking sites, marketers have a good idea of what gets web users to connect. Typically, social networkers say they make “friends” with or follow a brand’s posts to find out about special offers and deals, and current research is consistent with that reasoning. [ Read More ]

Your Social Media Marketing Checklist for 2013 by Jasmine Sandler

As we enter a hopeful new year, we thought it would be helpful to deliver some key items for your corporate social media strategy checklist for 2013. And, as we also enter a new year of Google changes to the ever-important search algorithm, we include a review of SEO from a social standpoint. [ Read More ]

The Anatomy of a Social Media Command Center by Nancy Messieh

In the recent months, many major brands have developed what they are calling “Social Media Command Centers.” These centers are state-of-the-art listening hubs that allow brands to monitor their presence on major social platforms and be ultra-responsive to conversations happening about their company. The following infographic, looks at three of the most noteworthy examples of social media command centers and the tools that power them. [ Read More ]

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