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The Social Media Bible: Tactics, Tools, and Strategies for Business Success, 3rd Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-26974-9
640 pages
May 2012
The Social Media Bible: Tactics, Tools, and Strategies for Business Success, 3rd Edition (1118269748) cover image
The go-to guide to social media skills, now in an updated and revised Third Edition

The Social Media Bible is comprehensive 700-plus page social media resource that will teach corporate, small business, and non-profit marketers strategies for using social media to reach their desired audiences with power messages and efficiency. This newly revised 3rd edition addresses technology updates to the iPad, apps, Foursquare, and other geotargeted networks. New case studies and company profiles provide practical examples of how businesses have successfully implemented these strategies, using the newest social media marketing tools.

  • Updates and changes to Google's search engine algorithms
  • More information on plug-ins, widgets, apps, and integration
  • Updates on Twitter and Yammer and new information on Google+
  • The latest in mobile marketing

Master the latest social media tools and deliver powerful messaging in the most effective way possible with The Social Media Bible.

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS vii

INTRODUCTION xi

PART I Tactics and Tools

CHAPTER 1 What Is Social Media? 3

CHAPTER 2 Say Hello to Social Networking 25

CHAPTER 3 It’s Not Your Father’s E-Mail 61

CHAPTER 4 The World of Web Pages 85

CHAPTER 5 The Internet Forum 117

CHAPTER 6 The Ubiquitous Blog 141

CHAPTER 7 The Wisdom of the Wiki 167

CHAPTER 8 A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words (Photo Sharing) 187

CHAPTER 9 Talking about the Podcast (Audio Create) 207

CHAPTER 10 Got Audio? (Audio Sharing) 233

CHAPTER 11 Watch Out for Vlogs (Video Create) 253

CHAPTER 12 Got Video? (Video Sharing) 273

CHAPTER 13 Thumbs Up for Microblogging 289

CHAPTER 14 Live from Anywhere—It’s Livecasting 317

CHAPTER 15 Virtual Worlds—Real Impact 339

CHAPTER 16 Gaming the System: Virtual Gaming 371

CHAPTER 17 RSS—Really Simple Syndication Made Simple 397

CHAPTER 18 Spotlight on Search (Search Engine Optimization) 411

CHAPTER 19 Marketing Yourself (Search Engine Marketing) 441

CHAPTER 20 The Formidable Fourth Screen (Mobile) 457

CHAPTER 21 Let the Conversation Begin (Interpersonal) 487

PART II Strategy: The Five Steps to Social Media Success

CHAPTER 22 Analyze Your Existing Media 539

CHAPTER 23 The Social Media Trinity 551

CHAPTER 24 Integrate Strategies 565

CHAPTER 25 Identify Resources 577

CHAPTER 26 Implement and Measurement 589

INDEX 601

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Lon Safko is a marketing consultant with more than twenty-five years of experience in speaking, marketing, sales, strategic partnering, and e-commerce. He has founded fourteen successful companies, including Paper Models, Inc., holds three U.S. patents for 3D Internet advertising, has eighteen inventions in the Smithsonian Institution, and privately coaches companies on harnessing social media, marketing, and innovative thinking to create higher productivity and profits.

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