Social media refers to the means of making interactions with other people online, often to create, share and exchange information and ideas.

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How to start and encourage an online community?

We're looking to add a forum/online community area to our website. Previous attempts of encouraging comments and interaction have failed and the community tends to die a death eventually. So, I've ...
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Do people really use social network sharing buttons?

I'm making a website that you can upload images to. Implementing social network sharing buttons for content is turning out to be a pain and not to my liking in that it requires extraneous Javascript ...
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How do I get social engagement data in Google Analytics?

There's a Social Report under the Audience section. However it shows that none of our visitors are socially engaged. Searching the Google Analytics Help Centre for "social" or "engagement" doesn't ...
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Facebook like button in plain HTML, is it possible?

just a quick question, is it possible to create an FB Like button in plain HTML? I checked out the Like button code dircetly cerated by developers.FB but it's an <iframe ...
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Most used social bookmarking sites for sharing? [closed]

A lot of WordPress sites have a "share this post to xxx" link. I was wondering which "xxx" people click the most? A top 5 or something like that. I know Twitter and Facebook are in the list, but are ...
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Will search engines penalize duplicate content between my site and my Facebook page?

If I post on my Facebook page and then copy the same content to my website, does Google recognize it as an unoriginal content?
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Will Google's New +1 Count For SEO

I read somewhere that google's new +1 feature is going to affect google's search results. Apparently the more +1s you have, the better your site will rank in google. Is that true? And if it's true, ...
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Is the integration of social media useful to “used book trading” website?

I am at the moment building up a web application made for people to buy and sell used book. The personn for which I am doing the website keeps talking to me about integrating social media features. I ...
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What requirements are necessary for a webhoster to host Diaspora*?

What do I need to get from a webhoster if I want to host my own Diaspora* seed? Do I just need some webspace with ruby on rails capabilities?
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Can I do Google +1 for my own sites?

Is it safe to +1 my own sites with google's new +1 button. I've added this button to my web pages but would there be any detrimental effect of clicking this link myself and +1 my own pages?
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How do I implement “share on Twitter” for photos on my website?

I have a "share on Twitter" button on my website that allows users to easily share a tweet with the web page. The page features a photo, and we would really like to have users tweet the photo itself ...
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What would be a good web based open source or low cost learing collaboration tool for high school students? [closed]

Have about 60 kids that are working on a science projects in two groups. Each group would like a web portal where they can discuss topics relating to what they are building, post questions, pictures, ...
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Link value of links from social media

As a SEO you can benefit from Social Media activities and it even seems key according to Matt Cutts recent video on SEO in 2011. However besides getting 'inbound links' from third party websites or ...
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I need an alternative to Pligg.com [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which Content Management System (CMS) should I use? I was working with Pligg - The Social Networking CMS and it seems like a great software. But there are few things ...
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Need a Facebook Strategy

I run a website / webapp. It's a mix of regularly updated content, and some subscribers only features. Here's what I have done so far for social distribution: Google Groups - Set up private and semi ...
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Social media measurement with Google Analytics

I work for a non profit and we are currently trying to develop a system to measure and evaluate our social media channels (Facebook and Twitter). We would like to track a variety of social metrics, ...
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Domain names ending with book

I want to make a humorsite, not a social network, but a humorsite. But my domain name ends with book. Do you think Facebook would make a fuss about it?
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Social media guide for web startups

I'm looking for a social media guide that would talk me through all the different steps involved with setting up social media for a new website (e.g. how to create accounts on the main social media ...
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What is the difference between a Facebook Group and a Facebook Page

I created a Project Management Stack Exchange Facebook Page to help promote the new Project Management Stack Exchange Site. One of the users suggested a Facebook Group instead. I use Facebook, and ...
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Facebook like and share buttons will have impact on SEO in future?

I read in blogs that Facebook features will be crawled in future. Maybe like how many Likes are done for a specific page. In that case is it good to use third party widgets like ShareThis to ...
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Track traffic from Social Media in Google Analytics while using a URL shortening service

A company that does social media management for us (creates content, posts updates etc) uses a URL shortening service so they can give statistics in their dashboard about traffic from SM. They add a ...
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Using addthis on a high traffic website

Would custom social sharing buttons work better than the bulky addthis widget on a highly trafficked website (100mil pageviews/day)?
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Suggestions on managing social media accounts

As a company we now have Facebook, LinkedIN, Twitter and now Google+, is there a way to easily manage all these accounts without having to log into them individually? Things like posting content to ...
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Looking for the name of something (social analytics, maybe?)

I write a blog. I'm not really interested in search-engine optimization or social media marketing, but I am curious when people link, read and comment about things I write away from my blog itself. I ...
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“Likes” get lost

From time to time our website loses as lot of likes for example two days ago the number of like was more than 1k then all of a sudden it became 480 Also strange is that this query ...
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Open Graph object type for secondary pages in local business website

I'm developping a website for a local business, and I don't know what is the most pertinent og:type to chose for pages like "about us", "other services", "contact us" and so on... As stated in the OG ...
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Twitter vs. Facebook vs. Google+ in terms of influence on rankings.

Has anyone tested the effectiveness of social media signals from Twitter, Facebook, and Google+ as applied to influence on search engine rankings? For instance, is it better to have 100 +1's, or 100 ...
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Are there any scripts to integrate social networking site's chat and posting features into a webpage [closed]

Are there any scripts to integrate social networking site's chat and posting features into a webpage using PHP or JS... for example a section with Facebook chat, a section to post to twitter and maybe ...
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Facebook Like Button on Individual Pages

There have been a few questions like this asked before but not in the same way. I want to put a Facebook Like or Share or Recommend button on all of my website pages. The site is somewhat like Yelp ...
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Putting altered social media logo icons on my website, can I get sued?

I would say most websites with a somewhat thought-through graphical design use social media icons (i.e Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, etc) which are altered to fit the theme and design of the site. Now, ...
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Why should I have social sharing buttons on my website?

Will it help me reach more people? If yes, how? Does that help in SEO too?
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Is there any method to unblock the website from Facebook?

I am handling a domain www.example.com after putting this URL in Facebook, it says the domain looks suspicious. It is a eCommerce website, no issues found by whois Webmaster is set but, it seems ...
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Why don't social news websites like Reddit or Hacker News show up more in Google results?

It's well known that Google tends to favor user generated content, so Wikipedia, StackExchange and so on often come up as the top results. However, I've noticed that I rarely ever see Reddit or Hacker ...
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Social Media Strategy

I'm in the process of submitting a job application for an online content editor position. Part of the application process requires submitting your proposed socia media strategy. I haven't needed to ...
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Social media integration solutions

Another question someone posted got me thinking, what are the social media integration solutions that everyone uses? The most common solutions I've come across are the content-sharing buttons: ...
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Does Google crawl page when G+ logo is embedded?

I have a robots.txt file in the root to prevent search engines indexing any of my sites. I have a social media management application embedded on my site that includes all major social media channels ...
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DIY Social media buttons Vs. Ready built (e.g. AddThis)

Is there any benefit from rolling-your-own set of social media 'like' buttons rather than using a pre-packaged widget, such as that provided by AddThis? Are there any downsides from using out of the ...
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Google analytics stopped showing trackbacks after tracking code change

We have a pretty heavily linked-to website. GA showed some trackback in Acquisition > Social > Trackbacks every day until a few days ago, then all the sudden nothing. There's data in other report ...
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How do I use Instagram to post to my business page but not my personal page?

I tried asking this question on the Facebook forums but got no answer, maybe someone here might be able to help me with this. I have a Facebook account and within that same account is my Facebook ...
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Google Analytics Social Tracking implementation. Is Google's example correct?

The current Google Analytics help page on Social tracking (developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/gajs/gaTrackingSocial?hl=es-419) links to this page with an example of the ...
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SEO: Twitter outranks personal site?

For some reasons, even though I websites has pretty great onsite SEO I thinks, my Twitter profile "outrank" personal site consistently in Google/Bing SERPs on different computer around country and ...
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How often do users of social websites use viral inviters, like gmail/twitter/facebook integrations to invite friends?

I'm thinking about developing a viral invite type function to allow users to invite some of their contacts from popular OAuth services like gmail, facebook, twitter, linkedin, etc. Before I go there, ...
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Agile social media analysis and implementation

Are there any books/platforms for social media campaign planning and implementation that define a completely agile approach to engaging audiences on platforms such as Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, etc? ...
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How to insert in a blog sharing links to visitors Tweet, Facebook and so on social networks?

I am developing a web blog using ASP.NET, but I guess that the tech details like this, here, is not important. My aim is to insert in every post I create those nice buttons to the social networks ...
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What percentage of digg / reddit / hacker news users contribute to the site?

I am trying to get a rough idea on the critical mass of users necessary to make a digg clone work. To do that I need an estimate on what percentage of users submit links, post comments and vote. ...
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Summary of usage policies for website integration of various social media networks? [closed]

To cut to the chase... I look at Twitter's usage policy and see limitations on what can and can't be done with their logo. I also see examples of websites that use icons that have been integrated ...
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SEO: publish article on multiple platforms, or just link?

If I have my own blog and I make posts there, it is better if I go to my social profiles (Google+, Tumblr, Facebook, Pinterest, etc.) and I copy/paste the same content of that post, or it is better if ...
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Add This - Shares vs Clicks

Using AddThis can someone please explain what the differences is if someone shares but does not click what does that mean? EX: I have 10 Shares and 7 clicks. What does that mean? Also what does it ...
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How to implement an email this link button

I'm adding Facebook like, Tweet, Google +1, LinkedIn Share buttons to some webpages. I'm also adding an email this link button as well. Currently I'm doing it like so.. I have nice button made up, ...
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Considering all Social Media links are `nofollow`, how do they help SEO?

I understand Social Media is becoming an important component for SEO. I'm trying to understand how that can be, considering all the links are nofollow so no link juice is transferred. Might it be that ...