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February 15, 2013

The Friday Five for February 15th

by mark mclean

Fridayfivefeb15Happy February 15th. Aren’t you relieved that Valentine’s day is over. Oh the pressure.

I know, I know, you’ve written a new blog post and you have posted it on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Congratulations for getting that far. Just one more step….get it on Tumblr.  How much do you know about the microblogging site Tumblr? Launched in 2007, Tumblr has experienced tremendous growth over the past several years. Forbes reported that 120,000 new Tumblr blogs are created every day, totaling 86 million that drive 18 billion page views per month. http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/26-ways-to-market-your-business-with-tumblr/   want a little taste of what it looks like? check out RealtyLab on Tumblr. http://realtylab.tumblr.com/

Pinterest Baby! In September this year, ComScore reported that Pinterest had penetrated the top 50 list of most visited sites in the USA. Not bad  for a new social network that is barely 3 years old. The same study highlights  Pinterest’s explosive growth, which now equates to over 25 million unique  monthly users. Read more at http://www.jeffbullas.com/2012/12/03/10-strategic-ways-to-optimize-your-pinterest-page-infographic/#36X3y2StUF8UMsuP.99

Hot off our latest Blogging Panel at Bosley Real estate, someone asked the question…what do I blog about? I can never think of a topic. Here’s an idea…steal it. Content creation has become  one of the major challenges for social media marketers and online publishers.  Bloggers face this obstacle every day. Read more at http://www.jeffbullas.com/2013/02/13/why-you-should-steal-content/#fmJ6f3jcVvOHkd4z.99

Want some interesting stats on who is using Social Media? It shouldn’t come as a surprise that they are your clients. http://strategy4social.blogspot.ca/2013/02/who-is-on-social-media-in-canada.html?spref=fb#.URqQOrvLhJU

No matter how good you are or how far-reaching your network is, Social Media should be or become part of your DNA. Think about a company as big as Starbucks. An introduction to Starbucks is unnecessary. With more than 18,000 retail locations in 60 countries, the ubiquitous coffeehouse is the picture of success. It could probably shun social media and still be all right—as long as customers get their caffeine fix. Read this; http://www.prdaily.com/Main/Articles/13814.aspx#

Have a great weekend everyone!

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