The Twitter Power User Cheat Sheet

Twitter has a lot of intricacies you might not even think about when you take a quick glance. Sure, you can intuitively grasp the basics of posting, following, retweeting, and liking tweets. You can even get some of the details about RT etiquette and follow-backs, and the various abuses heaped on the site from shady marketers. What you don’t see are the little details that matter to marketers. You don’t see active hours, you don’t see click-through rates, and so on. Yet, this is all important information for brands. Infographic provided by http://follows.com/

That’s why I produced this cheat sheet; to give you a quick reference for everything you need to know:

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What Makes The Perfect Blog Post [Infographic]

What makes up a perfect blog post? Read this page to find out the leading features of a great blog post.

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Always interested in what goes into the best content we can publish, we recently performed an analysis of 100 top blog posts across a number of popular sites, including Forbes, Mashable, KISSMetrics and SearchEngineWatch. The data speaks for itself, but the conclusions are up to you. What do you see in the data? Here’s what we think.

Length

An average length of a hair over 1,000 words is fairly standard for the industry. The longest we examined, a case study by Moz, packed every paragraph with data and advice. The shortest tended to be quick, short bursts of useful advice. Some were hubs for links to other useful posts, kept up to date with fresh content.

Content

Quotes were present in nearly a quarter of the posts we viewed, though some were as simple as a proverb to set the tone for the post. Social sharing buttons were by far the norm, with only a few barebones site layouts ignoring that blogging convention. Comments are enabled on three quarters of the posts. Those that don’t tended to be more focused on the call to action than the value of the content itself.

Video

Embedding a video was rare throughout these posts. Of the five, four were hosted on YouTube, with the fifth residing on Vimeo. Three were explanations of concepts that went along with the content, while one was an example used to prove a point and the fifth was a tutorial.

Images

Graphics are standard throughout blogging, with only 16 percent of posts containing no images at all. Most of the posts without images came from Forbes or About.com, both of which emphasize an austere look to their sites. Of the rest, often the site layout included plenty of graphics already, so images in the post itself would be cluttered.

Links

Links are an interestingly skewed statistic. Some of the smaller posts had incredibly high link-per-word ratios, owing to the fact that they were essentially tables of contents for other resources. Eight posts lacked links in the content of the blog, though they often included a final sentence call to action or related content widget.

Titles

A length of 50 characters is plenty for most blogs, with none straying over 85. The longest tended to have secondary titles in parentheses, for added emphasis. The shortest? The simple and appropriately titled “Content Marketing.”

Topics

Eleven posts answered questions directly posed by the title. 45 posts included numbered lists, which are a popular and powerful way to distribute advice and resources. 35 were guides, none of which overlapped with those eleven answering questions.

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Are Our Children Getting Too Much Screen Time?

Are Our Children Getting Too Much Screen Time?

How much screen time is too much? Our nation’s children these days are averaging about seven hours of screen time per day. This includes things like, computers, video games, television shows and movies. With such a thorough saturation of media exposure, is it perhaps time to start looking at the possible ramifications of this over indulgence on our children? The infographic below helps to shed some light on this topic. Once you have checked it out, be sure to view the original posting here.
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Infographic: Facebook Revenue 2012 Q3

Infographic: Facebook Revenue 2012 Q3

Facebook recently reported its third quarter earnings and the results narrowly beat Wall Street’s expectations. After the IPO disaster and a disappointing second quarter, Facebook desperately needed good news and luckily for its shareholders, and the company delivered. This infographic by Statista highlights Facebook revenue for the 3rd quarter of 2012.

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Infographic: Social Media for Careers

Infographic: Social Media for Careers

This infographic from Voltier Creative shows what it takes to make it as a social media strategist. Social Media for the Career Minded gives a profile of the average strategist and their education, skills, job responsibilities and optional career paths. People in this industry must be ready for new technologies, set to write Tweets, analyze metrics, manage teams of support and online campaigns, understand budgets and be smart on when to take risks.

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Infographic: Teacher’s Guide to Social Media

Infographic: Teacher’s Guide to Social Media

This infographic was recently published by OnlineColleges.net that highlights some of the primary benefits of using social media in the classroom and also provides specific examples of how to use certain social media platforms for educational use. This infographic can be used as a teacher’s guide to social media in the classroom.

Teachers Guide to Social Media Infographic

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