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On What's Your Take on LinkedIn SWAM?

Totally agree!

February 25, 2014    View Comment    

On What's Your Take on LinkedIn SWAM?

I think LinkedIn needed to cut down on the legit spammers, who post irrelevant information in groups and leave without ever engaging, but this punishes people who use LinkedIn Groups to actually connect with people. As a group moderator myself, I found that some people would post mostly good content, but some bad content (maybe accidently), so I would change their permissions to "requires moderation" - but I had no idea I was causing them to be moderated in ALL groups. Why should one person have that much power over another on LinkedIn? Perhaps this was the reason I was SWAM'd, perhaps it was because a competitor didn't like me being in their group... I have no idea. I think LinkedIn needs a better way to separate out the real spammers, because all they're doing is mowing down the people that actually use their platform (it's not many of their 200 million users that actually log in regularly).

February 25, 2014    View Comment    

On What's Your Take on LinkedIn SWAM?

I think it's interesting that it says "temporarily," because it wasn't temporary for me! I had to email all of my group moderators to ask them to manually update my permissions (and many of them didn't even know what SWAM was!).

February 25, 2014    View Comment    

On What's Your Take on LinkedIn SWAM?

Sounds a lot like my story: I realized I could no longer post in groups, I emailed all group moderators, and most of them replied to update my permissions. I go into more detail about it here: http://www.meltwater.com/social-media-blog/help-ive-been-swamd-on-linkedin/ Of the group moderators that did not respond, I would review the discussions to see if it appeared to be moderated at all - I think many group moderators don't actively manage their groups anymore - which is why LinkedIn had to implement this sort of "solution". It does actually drive down the spam, but at the expense of also punishing many of LinkedIn's most active (and legit) users - not a good way to increase site engagement.

February 25, 2014    View Comment    

On 5 Reasons Your Pitch is Falling Flat

Absolutely, Madhava!

February 23, 2014    View Comment    

On 7 Tips to Get More Twitter Shares for Your Content

That's awesome! Thanks so much for sharing - I wish you continued success in the new year.

December 17, 2013    View Comment    

On 7 Tips to Get More Twitter Shares for Your Content

Thanks, Randy! Anything I missed?

December 16, 2013    View Comment    

On FAQ: What's the Best Time to Post on Facebook?

Hi Benjamin - Thanks for sharing your research! It's always interesting to see a different perspective, and that's exactly why it's important to test everything on Facebook.

Since the "When your Fans are Online" graph is unique to your brand's fans, it's not necessarily true for every Page that posts will be competing with too many other posts - your fan's friends aren't necessarily online at that same time creating stories. and other brands have a different mix of fans - so they aren't likely to be posting at the exact same time, either. However, I can see how friends would have really similar schedules, so posting when they're all online would definitely be a problem. Every brand should run a test for themselves to see what the best time to post is, but when your fans are online is an excellent starting point.

 

December 9, 2013    View Comment    

On 50 Top Tools for Social Media Monitoring, Analytics, and Management

Thanks so much for including Meltwater, Pam!

December 4, 2013    View Comment    

On FAQ: What's the Best Time to Post on Facebook?

Hm, not sure. As far as I know, all page admins have access to Insights - although personal profiles don't have this feature. Are you the admin of a business page?

November 15, 2013    View Comment    

On Turn Twitter Into a Traffic Machine with This Social Media Tool

I just signed up and am excited to try it out! Thanks for the killer intro.

November 11, 2013    View Comment    

On Social Advocacy & Politics: Strangers on a Train and Other Twitter Problems

This is HILARIOUS! Thanks for sharing - I love a good live tweeting disaster. My favorite is the girl who live-tweeted her layoff on the company account.

October 29, 2013    View Comment    
 
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