Most obvious statement of 2013: The Internet has a lot of useful resources. It also has a lot of crap. In fact there’s so much crap, that when I come across a truly useful resource, I don’t want to click away from it, for fear that I may never find it again.
This year I got smart and saved links I found useful as favorites in my Twitter feed. Below are a few that I found myself going to back to again and again this year, and I thought I’d share them as you might find them useful as well.
This year I found myself frequently going to Social Media Examiner (www.socialmediaexaminer.com). Despite the site’s weird cartoon graphics, the content is typically extremely relevant and insightful and I usually learn something from most posts. They’ve also got a good LinkedIn group.
Here are a two of their most useful posts from this year:
- 18 Social Media Marketing Tips from the Pros – This year I used at least eight of these tips with decent results.
- 6 Ways to Embed Tweets to Help Your Business – Again, one I went back to several times and was able to use successfully. I found #5 particularly useful
Ragan’s PR Daily is also a go to for folks at the firm. Slightly fluffier than SM Examiner, there are still a few good nuggets here and there. Here are two:
- Twitter Analytics Cheat Sheet – I’m sure their analytics will change a dozen more times in 2014, but for now this is still a useful resource.
- 10 Commandments for Blogging – Throughout the year I went back and reviewed these to ensure that the Maven blog remained useful and relevant.
And below you can find three other links to resources I hit up several times this year. As it goes with social media, they’re only relevant for so long, so take it all in quickly, before it all changes again!
- Mashable’s guide to Twitter Lingo
- Dave Kerpen’s 7 Essential Social Media Tools
- How to Become the Master of Metrics
Happy New Year!Tags: 2013, Mashable, online resources, PR, PR Examiner, Ragan's PR Daily, Social Media
This post was written by Jessica Sharp