July 20, 2011

Beyond the Shelf - Social Media Examiner

For those of us who are bloggers social media is pretty much the soil we thrive on. Most of us don't stop there either and have profiles on Facebook and Twitter too. While there's a lot of learning-by-doing from the moment you set up your wee little blog to developing it to an impressivly huge website, it's always great when you find some advice and help out there. Bloggers often help each other out with tips and tricks, but there are also websites who help us quite a bit. One of these sites is the Social Media Examiner that supplies you with all kinds of helpful information for all kinds of social media outlets.

Social Media Examiner is a free online magazine designed to help businesses discover how to best use social media tools like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to find leads, increase sales and generate more brand awareness. Offering a unique single source of knowledge, the site contains comprehensive articles and videos on how to use the best social media tools, along with original case studies, reviews of the latest industry research and advice direct from the world’s leading experts. While there is a heavy emphasis on business, you can pull lots of helpful info from the site as an "ordinary" blogger too.

For those just starting out with their blog 21 Dangerous Blogging Mistakes (and how to fix them) is definitely a must-read. And just think about all those authors with their own blogs, they might want to throw a glance or two on 9 Ways to Use Social Media to Launch a Book. And then of course the one question when you start a blog - will anyone even read it? There are several ways to lure in readers (and most are "guilty" of using this particular one) such as 5 Ways to Build a Following by Giving Something Away.

I suggest you beginn with the Getting Started page and then head over to the wide set of categories such as Case Studies, How To, Reviews, Expert Interviews and Tools to name but a few. And to get the latest articles you can also subscribe to the page through different channels like Facebook, Twitter or maybe by e-mail.

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