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Weekly Social Media sites, tools and posts round-up (08-07-2010)

July 9th, 2010

Welcome to another instalment of the ‘Weekly Social Media sites, tools and posts round-up’.

1. Idea Informer is a great tool if you’re looking for feedback or ideas to increase the effectiveness of your website or product. Simply sign up, design your feedback form and add it to your site, the user can then ask for addition/suggestions to your website that can be voted for by other users.

2. PageModo is a fantastic way to spruce up your Facebook fan page. Traditionally you need to know FBML to add a nice looking page to your Facebook group, but PageModo takes away all the hassle leaving you to create a nice looking page without needing any specific coding skills.

3. Startpage UK is basically a load of links, but very helpful links!. The categories on the site cover every imaginable topic, click on one of the links and you’re taken to another page where that category is broken down even further. It doesn’t sound too impressive but go check it out, I’m sure you will be surprised!

4. Is also at. This is a very simple site, but very useful. Isalso.at is a web service that lets you access all of your social sites through a single launching pad. Useful to link to from your Twitter profile.

5. Lime Survey is a free highly customisable downloadable application used to create surveys. It come highly recommended and has one a number of awards.

Social Media post of the week: 4 Proven Steps to Facebook Page Success

SEO post of the week How To Make The Right Keyword Analysis For Your Website

More of the same next week.

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Weekly Social Media sites, tools and posts round-up (21-05-2010)

May 21st, 2010

Welcome to another instalment of the ‘Weekly Social Media sites, tools and posts round-up’.

1. Copy Gater. “This is a free service designed to monitor your RSS feed and find where your content has been republished in the blogosphere. We automatically notify you when a new post is copied to another feed, we also build an overview page you can view to see how/when/where your content is being duplicated, quoted or plagiarised. This is an entirely free service and is powered by the feed spidering power of ://URLFAN. Learn more on how the CopyGator does what he does. or view an example of our content overview page for Gizmodo.com”

2. Default Icon are a set a free simple icons you can use in your blog or next PPT, they are under creative commons license so do acknowledge Default if you use them.

3. Bloop is a free service that lets you add events to its directory. You then sign into that event via a social profile, and start chatting to attendees or those interested in the event.

4. Favitt is a search engine that you can personalise. Currently you can only upload a background image but they claim more personalisation features are coming soon.

5.GT Metrix. GTmetrix uses Google Page Speed and Yahoo! YSlow to grade your site’s performance and provides actionable recommendations to fix these issues.

SEO post of the week: The Landing Page Design Toolbox: 100 Tools, Tips and Resources

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Weekly Social Media sites, tools and posts round up (18-12-2009)

December 18th, 2009

Welcome to another installment of the ‘Weekly Social Media sites, tools and posts round up’

1.First off today is the Collective Christmas Twitter-driven app, a chance to find out if you’ve made Santa’s naughty or nice list. Pay him a visit to see what gift you deserve. (Collective is a client of Liberate Media).

2. Gigya Toolbar. By now you must have seen those fancy toolbars on blogs that hover at the bottom of the page. Gigya Toolbar is one such toolbar, that you can use for your own blog or website.  To learn more about its features click here.

3. Ustat is a free website value calculator but it also gives you additional information, such as; whether your website is indexed in the correct places, social information and a SEO score. Here is how Google shapes up.

4. Twitterfall lets you easily follow trending topics on Twitter, you can also search for key words, a nice touch is the ability to search for Tweets from a particular location. Twitterfall is also highly customisable.

5. Seachzooka lets you create one advanced search for all the different search engines, meaning you don’t have to search through every individual search engine to find what you are looking for.

Social Media post of the week: Top 50 Twitter Tracking and Analytics Tools

Christmas bonus: B2B Social Media Presentations | Social Media B2B,

Social Media Metrics Superlist: Measurement, ROI, & Key Statistics Resources

SEO post of the week: 15 Sites for Learning and Mastering SEO

Have a Happy Christmas and see you all in the New Year

Andy

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Weekly Social Media sites, tools and posts round up (30-10-2009)

October 30th, 2009

Welcome to another instalment of the ‘Weekly Social Media sites, tools and posts round up’

1. Twibes Twitter Groups, create your own tribe ‘twibe’ or sign up for an existing one. A twibe is a group of Twitter users interested in a common topic who would like to be able to communicate with each other.

2. istatz allows you to value your website based on a number of factors, including:  Google PR | Alexa Rank | Compete Rank | Backlinks Checker | Server IP | Website Age | Domain Whois | Domain Creation and Expiration Dates | Estimating Web Traffic | Domain Value and Worth | Website Server Data | Analysing Potential Google Adsense Income and text Link Value | Check DMOZ Listing | Check Yahoo Listing | Reverse IP | Search Engines Backlinks | Number of Indexed Pages and more.

3. Schmaps is a nice tool that promotes your events via Twitter. You create your event page and that gets tweeted out via a tiny url. The event page consists of a map, i’ll be there section, your imported Twitter background and all the Twitter comments surrounding your event.

4. WordPress TV is a platform to showcase all things WordPress including how to’s, new technologies, and expert interviews. This should be your first port of call if you ever run into WordPress issues!

5. Add new followers is a Twitter tool that automates the task of finding target followers based on keywords.

Social Media post of the week:33 Hot Social Media and Digital Marketing Tips (and 8 Killer Quotes)

SEO post of the week: The 30 Free SEO Tools You Must Know

More of the same next week.

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Weekly social media and web 2.0 news round up for week ending 18th of April

April 18th, 2008

We have been scouring the blogosphere all week for the best hot social media and web 2.0-related news and resources. We have also added all the new links to the Liberate Media resource/research page, – it’s a little slow to load but well worth the wait!

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Twitter: news/resources

James Karl Buck Twitters his way out of Egypt Jailhouse

buzztter – Twitter search

Twitter Spy – Twitter public time line in real time

Twitter Has Officially Tipped

Summize Realtime Twitter Search

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Blogging: news/resources

10 Easy Ways to Get in The Habit of Blogging

More Practical Tips For Starting A Corporate Blog

Blogging is not dead

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General social media: news/resources

Social Media: Tools the alpha geeks use

Real People Don’t Have Time for Social Media

Building a Popular Social Media Profile: Seven Essential Characteristics

Get off Twitter, Lay Off the Blogs, and Put Some Thought Back Into Your Email Campaigns

Etiquette For A Social Media World

YouTube Dominates Video More than Google Dominates Search

Social Media To Create Social Media Training – social media training wiki

edopter.com: social trendcasting – discover and share the next big trend

12 Tips for Getting Your Startup Featured on Mashable

South Africa’s First Social Media Press Release – The Standard Bank Pro20 Series (cricket)

Second Life resource list – is it still a good place to build brand?

Please tune in next Friday for the next weekly round up…

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Best weekly social media and web 2.0 news round up for week ending 28th March 2008

March 28th, 2008

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We have been scouring the blogosphere all week for the best social media and web 2.0-related news and resources. We have also added new links to the Liberate Media resource/research page,

Here is our weekly round-up:

Please tune in next friday for the next weekly round up…

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Best weekly social media and web 2.0 news round up for week ending 21st March 2008

March 21st, 2008

We have been scouring the blogosphere all week for the best social media and web 2.0-related news. Here is our weekly round-up:

We have also added new links to the Liberate Media resource/research page,

If you want to add the Liberate Media resource/research map to your own blog, please copy and paste the code below:

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Best weekly social media and web 2.0 news round up for week ending 14th March 2008

March 14th, 2008

We have been scouring the blogosphere all week for the best social media and web 2.0-related news. Here is our weekly round-up:

We have also added new links to the Liberate Media resource/research page,

If you want to add the Liberate Media resource/research map to your own blog, please copy and paste the code below:

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Best weekly round up of social media and web 2.0 news / resources for week ending 7th March 2008

March 7th, 2008

Below are new the links we have added to the Liberate Media resource page,

If you want to add the Liberate Media resource map to your own blog, please copy and paste the code below:

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