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Social Media Examiner

A couple of years ago, I started feeling some serious “peer” pressure.

“You have to start a blog,” they said. So I reluctantly did.

Next, “You need to be on Twitter!” they continued to pester. So, I did that, without even knowing what Twitter was at the time.

And then, “You should start a LinkedIn group.” Again, done.

And what now? I’m one of “them” – a social media convert telling all my colleagues and friends that they NEED to be using these tools.

I’m not the only one. 75% of marketers plan to increase social media use in 2010 (eMarketer)

The world’s leading social media experts – on one site
Honestly, it pays off. Probably two-thirds of my website and blog traffic comes directly from social media. I also learn a ton from those I’m connected to on sites like Twitter and LinkedIn.

So when Michael Stelzner asked if I would contribute to a brand-new, free online magazine about social media, I didn’t hesitate for a second.

Launching TODAY, Social Media Examiner is designed to help businesses discover how to best use social media tools like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to find leads, increase sales and generate more brand awareness.

Some of the biggest names in social media will weigh in, such as Mari Smith, Denise Wakeman, blogging expert and co-author of ProBlogger Chris Garrett, and Jason Falls, who has crafted social media campaigns for top corporations.

My part? In-depth case studies about how businesses use social media.

Live video Q&A – today
Today, the site kicks off with live Q&A sessions:

  • 7 am Pacific: Chris Garrett
  • 9 am Pacific: Denise Wakeman
  • 11 am Pacific: Mari Smith
  • 1 pm Pacific: Jason Falls

Fresh content this week
Here’s a sampling of the content launching just today, with more coming later this week.

  • Video: Mike Stelzner interviews Coach Deb at SocialMediaExaminer studios
  • Top 10 Easy Steps to Starting a Business Blog – Denise Wakeman
  • Social Media Marketing Lowers Acquisition Costs 39 Percent for TakeLessons.com – Casey Hibbard
  • How to Create Headlines That Go Viral With Social Media – Chris Garrett
  • The Power of the Retweet: An Interview With Dan Zarrella – Mike Stelzner

Check it out. Personally, I’m excited to learn more about social media.

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