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Top Social Media Posts of 2012

Posted on 12.25.2012

Social media remained the digital darling of the the Web world this year. Let's take a look back at the most popular social media related posts (as defined by our audience of social media afficionados) made available here at over the past year by our talented staff of editors (and contributors).

As you can see in the list below, Website Magazine readers social media interests are focused primarly on Facebook but Pinterest and Google+, as well as design and selling on social networks also captured the collective attention. We've only included 10 below, but keep in mind that there are hundreds of other posts and article that deserve (if not demand) your attention - both online and in the print magazine.

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Top "Social Media" Related Posts from 2012 at Website Magazine:

Crafting an SEO-Friendly Facebook Page
Facebook is gradually becoming the standard, go-to destination for consumers that are interested in learning about a brand. In fact, according to an infographic from the marketing research company Lab42, 50 percent of consumers say a brand’s Facebook page is more useful than its website.

Awe-inspiring Twitter Brand Page Designs and Tips
While awaiting the imminent rollout of “the new Twitter” to the majority of the social network's user-base, now is a great time for businesses to start considering how to prepare their new Twitter brand page layouts.

The Facebook Timeline Countdown is On
Facebook Timeline for Pages shook up the social media world. And there are several areas that social media managers should focus on if they want to get it right for their businesses.

3 Pinterest Plugins for WordPress
The popularity of Pinterest, the social pinboard site, is exploding; reaching 10 million monthly unique visitors faster than any standalone site ever. Marketers across the Web are looking for practical ways to drive more traffic to their pins and, in turn, back to their Web properties.

How Your Business Can Get an A+ on Google+
Google's social network hasn’t provided Facebook with the competition that many thought it would when Google+ was first announced, but its importance as a social media avenue towards Web success cannot be denied. Fortunately, some best practices have begun to emerge in recent months.

The Three E’s of Social Media
According to the Nielsen Company’s recent Social Media Report, social networks and blogs reach nearly 80 percent of active Internet users in the U.S. Social media has not only become a medium by which many people have shared their life stories, but more and more businesses are also using social media to share their brand’s message.

Using Pinterest for Affiliate Profit
Looking for a few extra bucks from your affiliate marketing efforts this month? Look no further than Pinterest, the social pinboard that at this point presents what amounts to one of the best possibilities for driving revenue in the performance marketing space today.

Blogging for Success: Weekend Warrior
With recent changes to the Google algorithm and the continuous growth of social media, using a flexible online platform to engage customers and generate prospects is essential. That’s why many online marketers are turning to blogging as a vital part of their integrated marketing communications strategy.

Six Steps for Social Commerce Success
Recently, a few big brands such as Gap, Gamestop, Nordstrom and JC Penney closed their Facebook stores. As a result, many prognosticators sounded the death knell for Facebook commerce. The fact is, nothing could be further from the truth.

Web Experience Design for Socialists
Social media impacts nearly every facet of the digital experience – from the methods used for customer acquisition, to how response is measured (social analytics), and of course, in design. Consumers’ expectations are obviously shifting and the more social you make your website, the deeper the user engagement will becomes with your brand. But how do you actually do that? Become a socialist designer.

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