What are some of your favorite social media tools? Check out this week’s #FridayFinds for a link to a great recap article of the 2013 Social Media Success Summit where forty four social media experts shared their expertise and favorite tools. Also, do you understand Google’s TOS (terms of service) as they pertain to the use of your name and image in advertisements? You may be surprised what the default setting is. Then, to round out this week’s shares, we’ll take a look at WordPress themes that suite specific niche targets.
Tools for Social Media, SEO, Content Marketing & Influence:
SocialMediaExaminer.com is a trusted resource for many bloggers. They’re the world’s largest online social media magazine with more than 225,000 email subscribers and they’re ranked by Technorati as one of the world’s top 5 business blogs.
In addition to their annual conference in California, Social Media Examiner also hosts podcasts, the LinkedIn group Social Media Marketing Networking Club and online conferences. This year, they hosted the online event 2013 Social Media Success Summit which ran from October 1st through October 23rd.
In case you missed it or are looking for a recap, check out The #SMSS13 Monster List Of Social Media Tools & Services by Ralf Skirr (@ralfskirr) on RalfSkirr.com. In his article, Ralf highlights some of the favorite social media tools and services that were shared by the 44 social media experts that presented. This is one article that you won’t want to miss. It includes brief descriptions, screenshots and links to the sites.
Opting Out of Google’s Shared Endorsements:
Did you know that it’s in Google’s terms of service that if you’ve rated or reviewed a Google product in the past that they can use your name and image as an endorsement within advertisements? There’s some confusion about this topic but what you can do is opt out of shared endorsements in your Google settings. To learn more, check out Brian Hawkins (@HotBlogTips) post How To Opt Out of Google’s Shared Endorsements on HotBlogTips.com.
You can also learn more by watching Brian’s video on the subject.
Looking for a New WordPress theme:
Whenever I come upon great examples of website designs, I like to share them with you. This week, I came across 33 WordPress Themes for Every Person by Amberly Dressler on WebsiteMagazine.com. Amberly has compiled a great list of WordPress themes that designers and developers can use when developing niche websites. Some of the themes included are for: child care providers, musicians, restauranters, publishers, service providers, food lovers, bakers and more. Compilations like this can be a great idea for inspiration for tweaks to your design too.
Over to You:
What are your thoughts? Is Social Media Examiner one of your go-to resources for social media? Who else do you recommend? Have you checked out your Google settings lately?