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Which Social Networks & Types Of Posts Are Working For B2B? Which Social Networks & Types Of Posts Are Working For B2B?

B2B Marketing recently released its Social Media Benchmarking Report for 2014, and pulled some key findings together into an interesting infographic. It looks at the social networks and types of posts that B2B businesses are using, and what’s working. LinkedIn …

Police Plan to Live-Tweet Prostitution Sting, Embarrass Johns Police Plan to Live-Tweet Prostitution Sting, Embarrass Johns

In what they call an “unprecedented social media tactic,” the Prince George County Police Department is going to live-tweet a bunch of prostitution sting arrests next week. “We won’t tell you when or where, other than it’s somewhere in the …

LinkedIn Charges You To View Full Names, But Only If You’re Logged In LinkedIn Charges You To View Full Names, But Only If You’re Logged In

For some reason, LinkedIn is hiding the last name of some members on profile pages when you’re logged in. This appears to be happening at least when you’re searching for a person on Google. As far as we can tell, …

Google Tests Login Button That Drops The ‘+’ Google Tests Login Button That Drops The ‘+’

Last year, Google launched Google+ Sign-In, a button that sites can use to let users login with their Google+ accounts, which are essentially their Google accounts. Google is now testing a button that drops the “+,” encouraging users to simply …

Would You Miss Google+ If It Went Away? Would You Miss Google+ If It Went Away?

Is Google+ dying or not? Some say yes, but Google says no, and it seems like loyal users tend to believe the company. Would you miss Google+ if it went away? Let us know in the comments. In case you …

An Infographic On Dealing With Facebook Organic Reach Decline An Infographic On Dealing With Facebook Organic Reach Decline

As you probably know by now, the organic reach of Facebook Page posts has been rapidly declining for months, and it’s not stopping until very little is left. In other words, you have little hope of getting your Page’s posts …

Ronald McDonald Gets a New, Hip Look

McDonald’s fast food restaurant chain unveiled a revamped, more modern rendering of their primary clown-mascot Ronald McDonald, and explained that the character will be “setting out on a global mission to rally the public through inspiring events.” The new Ronald …

Google+ Dying? Not So Fast, Says One Of Its Most Popular Users Google+ Dying? Not So Fast, Says One Of Its Most Popular Users

On Thursday, Vic Gundotra, the guy who has been running Google+, announced that he is leaving Google. Rumor has it that David Besbris will take over to run Google’s social layer. Is the future of Google+ in jeopardy? We don’t …

Pinterest Gets Better At Vertical Search, Launches ‘Guided Search’ Pinterest Gets Better At Vertical Search, Launches ‘Guided Search’

Pinterest is positioning itself as more than just a place to pin cool pictures. It also wants to help you find ideas for things. It’s not as though people haven’t already been using it for that purpose (especially for recipes), …

Facebook Launches FB Newswire For Journalists Facebook Launches FB Newswire For Journalists

Facebook announced the launch of FB Newswire on Thursday. It’s powered by Storyful, and is described as a way for journalists and newsrooms to find, share, and embed newsworthy content from Facebook. This is keeping in line with other recent …

Facebook Says It Doesn’t Use ‘Nearby Friends’ Feature For Ad Targeting ‘Right Now’ Facebook Says It Doesn’t Use ‘Nearby Friends’ Feature For Ad Targeting ‘Right Now’

On Thursday, Facebook announced the launch of a new “Nearby Friends” feature, which enables people to see when they’re friends are close to their own location. How close? A spokesperson for the company tells WebProNews that the feature recognizes when …

Marlon Wayans Uses Every Social Medium Imaginable to Promote ‘A Haunted House 2′

Marlon Wayans can’t stop. The comedian will use every medium at his disposal to promote his latest movie, A Haunted House 2. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube are the usual suspects. But whoever heard of using Snapchat to promote a …

The 20th Most Popular Person On Google+ Tells You How To Use It Better The 20th Most Popular Person On Google+ Tells You How To Use It Better

As businesses face drastic drops in the organic reach of their Facebook posts, there are no doubt some shifting focus over to Google+. With recent reports, who could blame them? Forrester says marketers need to be using it. Shareaholic says …

Google Opens +Post Ads To All Advertisers, Adds Features Google Opens +Post Ads To All Advertisers, Adds Features

Late last year, Google revealed that it had been testing +Post ads, enabling advertisers to reach audiences across the Google Display Network with their Google+ posts. Today, the company announced that it has opened the ads up to all advertisers. …

This Infographic Compares Search And Social Advertising Across 6 Important Metrics This Infographic Compares Search And Social Advertising Across 6 Important Metrics

Kenshoo has put out an interesting infographic comparing the performance of search and social advertising. As it notes in the highlights, spend and advertiser revenue for both have been strong, social is growing faster, and both deliver positive ROI with …

Facebook Linked to Negative Female Body Image Facebook Linked to Negative Female Body Image

The new world of social media now allows nearly everyone across the world to connect. The benefits of this technology are plain, and platforms such as Facebook and Twitter are now demonstrating how worldwide networks of people can bring positive …

Twitter.com Adds New Real-Time Notifications Twitter.com Adds New Real-Time Notifications

Twitter announced that it’s adding new real-time notifications to Twitter.com, so that you can more easily interact with those engaging with your tweets. Logged in users will get notifications when someone has replied, favorited, or retweeted one of their tweets. …

Klout Launches New App For iOS, Android On The Way Klout Launches New App For iOS, Android On The Way

Klout has launched a new iOS app that reflects the major changes to its service it rolled out earlier this year. If you haven’t looked at Klout lately, it has become something of a social news reader that lets you …

Infographic Shows How Specific Colors Affect Social Media Strategy Infographic Shows How Specific Colors Affect Social Media Strategy

Social Marketing Writing put out a very interesting infographic looking at the effects certain colors can have on your social media marketing campaigns. If you watched the video we shared last week about color’s effects on online shopping behavior, and …

Live-Tweeted Birth: Company Loyalty on 1,000+

First off, #gross. Secondly, #kudos to a Twitter employee for taking her job more seriously than anyone else in the lunchroom. Beat that, Bob. Claire Diaz-Ortiz aka @Claire began to have contractions and decided to show us all what over-sharing …

Pinterest Gives Businesses New Way To Track Pins Pinterest Gives Businesses New Way To Track Pins

Pinterest announced a new way for businesses to track their pinned links. It is adding support for Google Analytics UTM variables to give businesses a look at their performance in the Google Analytics dashboard. Pinterest’s Jason Costa writes, “Businesses have …