Social Media Marketing – Weekly Wrap Up – 01.17.2008

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Every Thursday Pronet Advertising will be highlighting some of the best posts related to social media news and marketing. As always, please feel free to comment and if you have any recommendations, let us know so we can include them in the next week’s wrap up.
Microblogging – 17 Ways You Can Use Twitter: A Guide for Beginners, Marketers and Business Owners
Microblogging, and more specifically Twitter, has to be one of the most polarizing platforms today. Love it or hate it, Maki makes an excellent case for why you don’t need more than 140 characters to market yourself.
Blogging – Creating Passionate Readers
Continuing in her tradition of excellent content, Skellie teaches us how to create passionate readers. As we know from Kathy Sierra, your audience doesn’t necessarily have to like you, they just have to be passionate about your content or service.
Design: 7 Essential Web Design Principles to Earn Trust. And 4 Things to Avoid!
It’s shocking, how many people fail to recognize web design as an integral part of any marketing strategy. Learn from the masters so you don’t get left out in the cold.
Digg: 7 Tips To Win The Social News Beauty Pageant
Getting noticed on socially driven news sites is like getting noticed in a beauty pageant. Doesn’t matter what you think, what matters is what you think other people will think. Here’s how to get the right mix of beauty and character and take home the crown.
StumbleUpon: The Idiot’s Guide To Getting StumbledUpon
StumbleUpon is definitely one of my favorite social platforms and whenever someone writes about it, I stop whatever I’m doing and start reading. The first step towards Stumble nirvana is to admit you’re an idiot and read the guide.
Mixx: Silly Marketer… Mixx Is For Kids
In its own right, Mixx isn’t doing too poorly. If you’re a marketer, however, listen to what Brent has to say and move right along.

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  • Jess

    Blogging content is definitely more important than popularity. But it is slightly important that you have some fans, otherwise people may not even click on your blog/article link. I have been using software called Glyphius. This is fantastic, google it and read up on it, You should find it quite benefical.

  • Muhammad,
    Great wrap-up. “The Microblogging – 17 Ways You Can Use Twitter: A Guide for Beginners” post on is full of good info. Nice tip!

  • StumbleUpon is great. It definitely delivers new sites all the time that’s both interesting and related to the categories you picked for your profile.

  • Sarah

    I am excited that your information will be posted so frequently. I am new to blogging and can use all the info I can get my hands on. I am building my blog traffic right now with a piece of software called artemis pro is allows me to take one article and create as well as submit several hundred versions. Thanks for the blog I look forward to the updates.

  • Jessie

    I have been reading blogs all night, and I have heard a lot about Twitter. I will definitely be checking this out asap. I am just starting out and I have been using James Brausch as my information resource. He specializes in internet marketing and internet business. I have learned a lot in the few days I have been researching. This was an informative post, I will check back for updates.

  • Jim Lee

    Hi Jessie,
    James Brausch has some great products and great free information on his blog. He says it like it is, and doesn’t worry about hurting people’s egos or feelings.
    Good luck! 🙂

  • I love StumbleUpon, this was nice to read.