How Social Media Marketing Benefits Your SEO Campaign

Social Media Marketing is one of the hottest thing in the area of online marketing and is also considered as one of the best viral marketing strategy that exist on the internet. Social Media Marketing have always complemented the traditional SEO activities and if you are really serious about your online marketing campaigns, then both of them should go hand in hand.  Most of the internet marketing professionals make the serious mistake of excluding social media marketing from their SEO activities.  Some online marketing guys also interpret social media marketing and social media optimization as the same, but the fact is that both are entirely different.
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Propeller.com to Stop it activities from October

Propeller.com, another small social bookmarking and news aggregating site is set to stop it activities from October 2010 onwards. Propeller.com is owned by AOL- Netscape and works very much similar to the way the old Digg did. Users can share stories / news, vote for other stories and also comment on stories. Based on the number of votes the stories would be displayed on the front page.
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10 Essential Characteristics of a Successful Social Media Professional

A Social Media Professional or consultant is usually entrusted with the strong reponsibility of enhancing the online presence of a website through various social media channels. Social Media Marketing is an interesting job once you have hit the right track and are in full flow. Social Media Marketing has also become one of the best career opportunities for those interested in online marketing and actually there is a shortage of quality social media consultants world wide.

To be a successful social media professional, there are many things that you need to work on. Here I would like to provide 10 points that I think is essential for anyone aspiring to become a successful social media marketing professional.
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5 Useful Twitter Monitoring Tools

Twitter is the most fastest growing social media site and has a large number of users. Twitter is so easy to use and most of the guys use Twitter for various purposes. Usually Twitter stats becomes too complex and makes it  difficult for us to manually monitor the tweets and hence we rely on various Twitter monitoring tools available.

A large number of Twitter monitoring tools are available and I have tried  a few of them. At last I have hand picked the top 5 of them, which I feel comfortable and easy to use. They may not be in the order listed below, but these 5 Twitter monitoring tools are always there in my browser’s bookmark.
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Bad Phase for Digg?

Digg seems to be going through a bad phase these days due to some reasons and the most recent departure of its CEO Jay Adelson has added to its long list of woes. The 39 year old Jay Adelson has decided to call it a day with Digg and is looking ahead for other better prospects. Jay Adelson have played an integral part in making Digg one of the most popular and efficient social news sites and his absense is sure to make some negative impact on Digg.
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Google Indexes Facebook Pages for Real Time Search Results

Google has recently decided to index updates from Facebook pages to enhance its real time search results. The feature is just on a roll out and would be available in all the languages in the coming days. This means that Facebook updates will be shown in Google’s real time search results along with results from other social media sites such as MySpace, Twitter, Google Buzz, FriendFeed, Google Blog etc.
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